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 3)

Chairpersons

  • Mr John McWilliam (1)
  • Derek Conway (2)

Members

  • Liz Blackman (3)
  • Simon Burns (3)
  • Paul Burstow (3)
  • Mr Hilton Dawson (2)
  • Jim Fitzpatrick (3)
  • Cheryl Gillan (3)
  • Alan Keen (3)
  • Martin Linton (3)
  • Andrew Love (3)
  • Laura Moffatt (2)
  • Jacqui Smith (3)
  • Phyllis Starkey (2)
  • Nigel Waterson (3)
  • Lord Young of Cookham (3)
  • John Baron (3)
  • Andy Burnham (2)
  • Patsy Calton (3)
  • Meg Munn (2)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]