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

  • Eric Forth (4)
  • Mr George Stevenson (2)

Members

  • Charlotte Atkins (6)
  • Peter Atkinson (4)
  • Lord Bruce of Bennachie (4)
  • Lord Cotter (5)
  • Michael Jabez Foster (3)
  • Eleanor Laing (1)
  • Ian Stewart (6)
  • Gerry Sutcliffe (6)
  • Mr Bill Tynan (5)
  • Henry Bellingham (5)
  • Jon Cruddas (6)
  • Jonathan Djanogly (4)
  • Mr John Lyons (4)
  • Albert Owen (5)
  • Anne Moffat (4)
  • Jim Sheridan (6)
  • Hywel Williams (1)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]