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

  • Mr David Madel (1)
  • Mr Bill O'Brien (6)

Members

  • Mr Harry Barnes (6)
  • Anne Begg (2)
  • Clive Betts (7)
  • Lord Boswell of Aynho (7)
  • Jeff Ennis (7)
  • Andrew George (6)
  • Mr Win Griffiths (7)
  • Evan Harris (5)
  • John Hayes (6)
  • Margaret Hodge (6)
  • Tom Levitt (5)
  • Laura Moffatt (5)
  • Kali Mountford (4)
  • Laurence Robertson (7)
  • Mr Nick St Aubyn (5)
  • Jacqui Smith (7)
  • Rachel Squire (5)
  • Alan Whitehead (7)
  • John Randall (7)
  • Hilary Benn (5)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]