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 9)

Chairpersons

  • David Amess (1)
  • Joe Benton (4)
  • Roger Gale (4)

Members

  • Mr Tony Colman (8)
  • Professor Ross Cranston (5)
  • Jane Kennedy (7)
  • Steve McCabe (7)
  • Shona McIsaac (9)
  • Mr Seamus Mallon (4)
  • Gillian Merron (9)
  • Denis Murphy (8)
  • Lembit Öpik (7)
  • Baroness Smith of Basildon (8)
  • Mr John Taylor (8)
  • Lord Trimble (6)
  • David Wilshire (9)
  • Adrian Bailey (6)
  • Eric Joyce (8)
  • Gregory Campbell (5)
  • Alistair Carmichael (7)
  • Tony Cunningham (9)
  • Paul Goodman (6)
  • Tom Harris (7)
  • Patrick Mercer (3)
  • Huw Irranca-Davies (6)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]