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

  • Martin Caton (5)
  • Nicholas Winterton (3)

Members

  • Christopher Chope (8)
  • Oliver Heald (8)
  • David Heath (8)
  • Andrew Love (8)
  • Jim Murphy (8)
  • Parmjit Dhanda (8)
  • Angela Watkinson (7)
  • David Howarth (8)
  • Ian Austin (6)
  • Mark Harper (7)
  • Sharon Hodgson (8)
  • Meg Hillier (8)
  • Douglas Carswell (8)
  • Rosie Cooper (8)
  • Alison Seabeck (8)
  • Barbara Keeley (7)
  • Gordon Banks (8)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]