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 12)

Chairpersons

  • Mr Peter Pike (6)
  • Derek Conway (6)

Members

  • Ms Candy Atherton (9)
  • Mr Harry Barnes (9)
  • Crispin Blunt (12)
  • Lord Browne of Ladyton (12)
  • Mr Tony Clarke (9)
  • Jim Dobbin (12)
  • Edward Garnier (8)
  • Patrick Hall (9)
  • John Hayes (11)
  • Peter Kilfoyle (10)
  • Shona McIsaac (12)
  • Mr Tony McWalter (10)
  • Mr Seamus Mallon (12)
  • Gillian Merron (9)
  • Lembit Öpik (10)
  • Graham Stringer (12)
  • Shaun Woodward (10)
  • Mr Bill Tynan (7)
  • Patsy Calton (10)
  • Gregory Campbell (10)
  • Mark Francois (11)
  • Sylvia Hermon (12)
  • David Heyes (12)
  • Andrew Turner (10)
  • Chris Mole (12)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]