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 4)

Chairpersons

  • Joe Benton (4)

Members

  • Mr Harry Barnes (4)
  • Mr Roger Casale (4)
  • Mr Tony Clarke (4)
  • Vernon Coaker (4)
  • Dominic Grieve (3)
  • Stephen Hepburn (4)
  • Mr Andrew Hunter (4)
  • Eddie McGrady (3)
  • Nick Palmer (4)
  • Lord Robathan (3)
  • John Spellar (4)
  • Desmond Swayne (4)
  • Dari Taylor (2)
  • Mr Gareth Thomas (4)
  • Lord Trimble (4)
  • Alistair Carmichael (3)
  • Tom Harris (3)
  • Ian Lucas (3)
  • Hugo Swire (4)
  • Huw Irranca-Davies (4)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]