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]
Energy policies ‘(1) A local planning authority in England may in their development plan documents, and a local planning authority in Wales may in their local development plan, include...
Amendment made: No. 5, in title, line 1, leave out ‘generation’ and insert ‘use’.—[Mr. Fallon.]
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]