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 23)

Chairpersons

  • Peter Atkinson (10)
  • Mr Win Griffiths (10)

Members

  • Janet Anderson (14)
  • Hazel Blears (10)
  • Simon Burns (19)
  • Paul Burstow (16)
  • Mr Roger Casale (15)
  • Jim Dowd (17)
  • Jim Fitzpatrick (19)
  • Cheryl Gillan (20)
  • Mike Hall (18)
  • Evan Harris (17)
  • Stephen Hepburn (17)
  • Lord Hutton of Furness (20)
  • Mr Jon Owen Jones (20)
  • Lord Lansley (18)
  • Steve McCabe (18)
  • Steve Pound (17)
  • Christine Russell (15)
  • Gary Streeter (16)
  • Gareth Thomas (14)
  • Lord Touhig (2)
  • Claire Ward (14)
  • Lord Young of Cookham (20)
  • David Lammy (10)
  • Adrian Bailey (18)
  • Andy Burnham (13)
  • Patsy Calton (15)
  • Chris Grayling (19)
  • Andrew Murrison (19)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]