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 11)

Chairpersons

  • Christopher Chope (7)
  • David Taylor (4)

Members

  • Lord Boswell of Aynho (10)
  • Michael Clapham (7)
  • Stephen Hesford (11)
  • Anne McGuire (11)
  • James Plaskitt (11)
  • Lord Touhig (7)
  • Desmond Turner (10)
  • Wayne David (11)
  • Albert Owen (11)
  • Andrew Selous (11)
  • Michael Weir (11)
  • Nadine Dorries (9)
  • Natascha Engel (10)
  • Mark Harper (10)
  • Nia Griffith (11)
  • Stewart Jackson (8)
  • Sarah McCarthy-Fry (10)
  • Paul Rowen (10)
  • Si├ón James (10)
  • John Penrose (7)
  • Danny Alexander (5)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]