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 8)

Chairpersons

  • David Amess (4)
  • Anne Begg (1)
  • Mr Win Griffiths (2)

Members

  • Nick Ainger (7)
  • Norman Baker (7)
  • Jim Dobbin (5)
  • David Drew (7)
  • John Hayes (7)
  • David Kidney (7)
  • Ashok Kumar (4)
  • Michael Meacher (7)
  • Mr Jonathan Sayeed (4)
  • Mr Gareth Thomas (6)
  • Paddy Tipping (5)
  • Alan Whitehead (7)
  • Anthony D Wright (5)
  • Lord Barker of Battle (7)
  • Ms Sue Doughty (7)
  • Dai Havard (5)
  • Hugh Robertson (6)
  • Bill Wiggin (7)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]