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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 3)

Chairpersons

  • Frank Cook (3)

Members

  • Russell Brown (2)
  • Mr Ian Bruce (3)
  • Ms Helen Clark (2)
  • Lord Cotter (3)
  • Claire Curtis-Thomas (2)
  • James Gray (3)
  • Lord Lansley (3)
  • Bob Laxton (3)
  • Chris Leslie (3)
  • Margaret Moran (2)
  • Mr Richard Page (3)
  • Terry Rooney (3)
  • Ian Stewart (3)
  • Graham Stringer (3)
  • Gerry Sutcliffe (3)
  • Derek Twigg (2)
  • Mr Brian White (3)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]