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.
[Miss Anne Begg in the Chair]
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
I beg to move amendment No. 1, in clause 2, page 2, line 14, leave out subsection (6). This is a technical amendment. It is unusual for me to move such an amendment. The subsection (6) was...
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]