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 17)

Chairpersons

  • David Amess (5)
  • Joe Benton (8)
  • Derek Conway (4)

Members

  • Lord Cotter (13)
  • Philip Hammond (17)
  • John Healey (7)
  • Mr Kevin Hughes (17)
  • Joan Humble (17)
  • Alan Johnson (17)
  • Helen Jones (14)
  • Bob Laxton (16)
  • Tony Lloyd (12)
  • Judy Mallaber (14)
  • Ian Pearson (17)
  • Geraldine Smith (13)
  • Malcolm Wicks (3)
  • Betty Williams (16)
  • Charles Hendry (17)
  • Norman Lamb (12)
  • Rob Marris (17)
  • George Osborne (15)
  • Mark Prisk (16)
  • Mark Simmonds (16)
  • Mark Tami (17)
  • Hywel Williams (13)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]