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 8)

Chairpersons

  • Frank Cook (4)
  • Nicholas Winterton (4)

Members

  • Philip Hammond (8)
  • John Healey (8)
  • Ivan Lewis (7)
  • Baroness Primarolo (7)
  • David Ruffley (6)
  • Lord Risby (8)
  • Mark Field (8)
  • Mark Francois (8)
  • Ian Lucas (5)
  • Rob Marris (8)
  • Mark Tami (8)
  • Tom Watson (8)
  • Helen Goodman (8)
  • Brooks Newmark (8)
  • Kerry McCarthy (8)
  • Stephen Williams (8)
  • Ian Austin (8)
  • Christopher Huhne (8)
  • Jessica Morden (8)
  • Edward Balls (8)
  • Baroness Kramer (7)
  • Rob Flello (8)
  • Stephen Hammond (7)
  • Pat McFadden (8)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]