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

  • Mr Bill O'Brien (2)
  • Derek Conway (2)

Members

  • Charlotte Atkins (4)
  • Peter Atkinson (3)
  • Mr Roger Casale (4)
  • Christopher Chope (2)
  • Vernon Coaker (4)
  • Janet Dean (4)
  • David Drew (4)
  • Mr Huw Edwards (4)
  • Michael Foster (4)
  • David Kidney (4)
  • Stephen Twigg (4)
  • Lord Young of Cookham (4)
  • Mark Hoban (4)
  • Lord Knight of Weymouth (2)
  • John Pugh (4)
  • Viscount Thurso (1)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]