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 5)

Chairpersons

  • Edward O'Hara (3)
  • Derek Conway (2)

Members

  • Clive Betts (4)
  • Harriet Harman (5)
  • David Heath (5)
  • Eleanor Laing (3)
  • Martin Linton (5)
  • Peter Robinson (2)
  • Chris Ruane (4)
  • Henry Bellingham (5)
  • Kevin Brennan (5)
  • David Cairns (5)
  • Jonathan Djanogly (3)
  • John Pugh (3)
  • Diana R. Johnson (5)
  • Brian Binley (5)
  • Barbara Keeley (5)
  • Jim McGovern (5)
  • Jim Devine (5)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]