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 18)

Chairpersons

  • Joe Benton (1)
  • Jimmy Hood (8)
  • Mr Alan Hurst (9)

Members

  • Tom Brake (13)
  • Michael Clapham (17)
  • Lord Foster of Bath (18)
  • Mike Gapes (4)
  • Kelvin Hopkins (18)
  • Mr David Jamieson (18)
  • Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (18)
  • Ms Linda Perham (16)
  • Joan Ryan (18)
  • John Spellar (17)
  • Lord Watts (18)
  • John Randall (14)
  • Richard Bacon (15)
  • David Cairns (18)
  • Mark Lazarowicz (14)
  • Khalid Mahmood (14)
  • Andrew Murrison (18)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]