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.
[Janet Anderson in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment No. 1, page 1, line 8, at end insert— ‘but the power herein mentioned shall not be used after the next general election following the date on which this Act...
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
‘The Secretary of State shall be required to publish an annual report on preparatory work undertaken by the Government and its agencies for a revaluation or rebanding.’.—[Mr. Syms.]
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]