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 11)

Chairpersons

  • Edward O'Hara (4)
  • Nicholas Winterton (5)

Members

  • Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (1)
  • David Drew (6)
  • Louise Ellman (9)
  • Barbara Follett (4)
  • Linda Gilroy (9)
  • Philip Hammond (9)
  • Phil Hope (8)
  • Joan Humble (7)
  • Steve McCabe (7)
  • Jim Murphy (9)
  • Nick Raynsford (9)
  • Mr John Wilkinson (2)
  • Adrian Bailey (5)
  • Mr Adrian Flook (7)
  • Lord Knight of Weymouth (8)
  • John Pugh (5)
  • Hugo Swire (9)
  • Richard Younger-Ross (9)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]