Public Bill Committees

Previously called Standing Committees, Public Bill Commitees study proposed legislation (Bills) in detail, debating each clause and reporting any amendments to the Commons for further debate.

There are at least 16 MPs on a Committee, and the proportion of parties reflects the House of Commons, so the government always has a majority.

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 16)

Chairpersons

  • Edward O'Hara (9)
  • Mrs Marion Roe (6)

Members

  • Norman Baker (4)
  • Lord Stratford (14)
  • Lord Beith (14)
  • John Bercow (7)
  • Ian Cawsey (12)
  • Michael Foster (12)
  • Edward Garnier (14)
  • Ian Gibson (10)
  • Baroness Golding (11)
  • Mrs Eileen Gordon (9)
  • Lord Deben (9)
  • Mike Hall (15)
  • Mr Ivan Henderson (15)
  • Jane Kennedy (14)
  • Mrs Jackie Lawrence (14)
  • Edward Leigh (14)
  • David Lepper (14)
  • David Lidington (12)
  • Lord Maples (13)
  • Alun Michael (14)
  • Mike O'Brien (12)
  • Lembit Öpik (14)
  • Mrs Diana Organ (12)
  • Mr Colin Pickthall (15)
  • Bridget Prentice (15)
  • Gordon Prentice (15)
  • Mr David Rendel (13)
  • Ms Debra Shipley (9)
  • Alan Simpson (13)
  • Keith Simpson (15)
  • Baroness Smith of Basildon (15)
  • Nicholas Soames (13)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]