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 21)

Chairpersons

  • John Butterfill (10)
  • Mr John McWilliam (11)

Members

  • Peter Atkinson (19)
  • Lord Boateng (1)
  • Colin Burgon (17)
  • Mr John Burnett (10)
  • Harry Cohen (16)
  • John Cryer (2)
  • Lord Davies of Stamford (12)
  • Louise Ellman (12)
  • Jeff Ennis (16)
  • Jim Fitzpatrick (21)
  • Ms Lorna Fitzsimons (9)
  • Lord Flight (20)
  • John Healey (16)
  • Michael Jack (14)
  • Ruth Kelly (15)
  • Mr Calum MacDonald (6)
  • Steve Pound (15)
  • Baroness Primarolo (14)
  • Mr Lawrie Quinn (20)
  • Mark Todd (16)
  • Andrew Tyrie (11)
  • Richard Bacon (15)
  • Chris Bryant (10)
  • Jon Cruddas (12)
  • David Heyes (13)
  • Norman Lamb (3)
  • David Laws (14)
  • Rob Marris (17)
  • George Osborne (12)
  • Mark Prisk (13)
  • James Purnell (18)
  • Tom Watson (10)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]