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.
[Mr. Peter Atkinson in the Chair]
Powers of Secretary of State
Power of Office of Rail Regulation to charge fees
Meaning of “development agreement”
Interpretation, commencement, short title
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]