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.
[Mr. John McWilliam in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in page 2, line 7, and leave out subsection (3). As I am sure many hon. Members will know, the background to the privilege amendment is set out in ''Erskine May''....
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]