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 39)

Chairpersons

  • Roger Gale (12)
  • Mr John McWilliam (15)
  • Mr Bill O'Brien (12)

Members

  • Bob Ainsworth (39)
  • Norman Baker (23)
  • Ms Helen Clark (39)
  • Ian Davidson (33)
  • Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (35)
  • Dominic Grieve (38)
  • Mr Nick Hawkins (34)
  • Stephen Hesford (34)
  • Steve McCabe (34)
  • Anne McGuire (39)
  • Mr Paul Stinchcombe (39)
  • Howard Stoate (37)
  • David Tredinnick (26)
  • David Wilshire (39)
  • John Robertson (37)
  • Vera Baird (32)
  • Annette Brooke (21)
  • Alistair Carmichael (24)
  • Wayne David (32)
  • Mark Field (38)
  • Tom Harris (34)
  • Boris Johnson (30)
  • Mark Lazarowicz (37)
  • Ian Lucas (34)
  • Tom Watson (26)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]