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 5)

Chairpersons

  • Frank Cook (3)
  • Roger Gale (2)

Members

  • Diane Abbott (5)
  • John Bercow (5)
  • David Borrow (5)
  • Lord Bruce of Bennachie (3)
  • Christopher Chope (5)
  • Jeffrey M. Donaldson (4)
  • Alan Duncan (5)
  • Angela Eagle (5)
  • Andrew Love (5)
  • Anne McGuire (5)
  • Jacqui Smith (5)
  • Mr David Stewart (4)
  • Chris Bryant (5)
  • Alistair Carmichael (5)
  • Ann McKechin (5)
  • Andrew Selous (5)
  • SiĆ“n Simon (4)
  • Tom Watson (5)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]