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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 12)

Chairpersons

  • Martin Caton (1)
  • Eric Illsley (8)
  • Ann Winterton (6)

Members

  • Crispin Blunt (10)
  • Jeff Ennis (12)
  • Caroline Flint (11)
  • Jane Kennedy (12)
  • David Kidney (12)
  • Lord Lansley (10)
  • Gillian Merron (12)
  • Steve Webb (12)
  • Lord Young of Cookham (12)
  • Eric Joyce (11)
  • Andrew Murrison (12)
  • Nadine Dorries (11)
  • Dawn Butler (12)
  • Stephen Williams (11)
  • Jamie Reed (8)
  • Natascha Engel (7)
  • Sharon Hodgson (12)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]