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.

  • Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill

    1st sitting · Wednesday, 11 July 2007

    [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      84 speeches

      Removal of existing nationality requirements

    • Clause 2

      52 speeches

      Power to impose new nationality requirements

  • Crown Employment (Nationality) Bill

    2nd sitting · Wednesday, 18 July 2007

    [Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair] The Chairman’sattention having been called to the fact that five Members were not present, she suspended the proceedings.

    • Clause 2

      12 speeches

      Power to impose new nationality requirements

    • Clause 4

      4 speeches

      Short title, commencement and extent

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 2)

Chairpersons

  • Joan Humble (2)

Members

  • John Austin (2)
  • Norman Baker (2)
  • Karen Buck (2)
  • Christopher Chope (2)
  • Andrew Dismore (2)
  • Andrew Love (2)
  • Shona McIsaac (2)
  • Gillian Merron (2)
  • Andrew Miller (2)
  • Henry Bellingham (2)
  • Annette Brooke (0)
  • Greg Knight (2)
  • Andrew Slaughter (2)
  • Philip Davies (2)
  • Sadiq Khan (2)
  • Peter Bone (1)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]