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 7)

Chairpersons

  • Joe Benton (2)
  • Nicholas Winterton (5)

Members

  • John Bercow (7)
  • Charles Clarke (7)
  • Lord Fearn (2)
  • Bruce George (7)
  • Mike Hall (7)
  • Mr Nick Hawkins (7)
  • Simon Hughes (5)
  • Jane Kennedy (3)
  • Peter Lilley (5)
  • Andrew Miller (7)
  • Mr Colin Pickthall (4)
  • Bridget Prentice (7)
  • Keith Simpson (7)
  • Phyllis Starkey (5)
  • Ian Stewart (7)
  • Gareth Thomas (7)
  • Rosie Winterton (7)
  • Neil Turner (7)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]