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 20)

Chairpersons

  • Baroness Adams of Craigielea (2)
  • Mr Win Griffiths (8)
  • Mr Peter Pike (6)

Members

  • Graham Brady (16)
  • Vernon Coaker (14)
  • Caroline Flint (14)
  • John Heppell (16)
  • Ashok Kumar (15)
  • Eleanor Laing (15)
  • Ivan Lewis (16)
  • Stephen Timms (15)
  • Lord Touhig (15)
  • Lord Willis of Knaresborough (13)
  • Stephen O'Brien (12)
  • Adrian Bailey (15)
  • Hywel Francis (13)
  • Chris Grayling (15)
  • David Laws (10)
  • David Miliband (14)
  • James Purnell (12)
  • Andrew Turner (15)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]