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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

  • Eric Illsley (3)

Members

  • Sir Sydney Chapman (2)
  • David Chaytor (2)
  • David Drew (3)
  • Mr Huw Edwards (2)
  • Ian Gibson (2)
  • Brian Iddon (3)
  • Lord Robathan (3)
  • Alan Simpson (2)
  • Ian Stewart (2)
  • Lord Stunell (2)
  • Stephen Timms (2)
  • Mr Brian White (3)
  • Alan Whitehead (3)
  • Mr Brian Wilson (1)
  • Lord Barker of Battle (3)
  • Ms Sue Doughty (2)
  • Bob Spink (1)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]