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 25)

Chairpersons

  • Peter Atkinson (12)
  • Roger Gale (12)
  • Mr Bill O'Brien (1)

Members

  • Lord Allan of Hallam (22)
  • Vernon Coaker (23)
  • Michael Fabricant (22)
  • John Greenway (20)
  • Nick Harvey (24)
  • Kim Howells (21)
  • Lord Lansley (25)
  • Mr Calum MacDonald (19)
  • Anne McGuire (21)
  • Andrew Miller (22)
  • Jim Murphy (25)
  • Nick Palmer (15)
  • Lord Robathan (25)
  • Stephen Timms (17)
  • Mr Brian White (25)
  • John Whittingdale (25)
  • Mr Simon Thomas (19)
  • John Robertson (25)
  • Eric Joyce (24)
  • Chris Bryant (19)
  • Parmjit Dhanda (17)
  • Mark Hoban (25)
  • Anne Moffat (19)
  • Tom Watson (10)
  • Huw Irranca-Davies (23)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]