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.

  • Law Commission Bill [Lords]

    1st sitting · Wednesday, 8 July 2009 · 1 speech

    [Dr. William McCrea in the Chair]

    • Clause 1

      14 speeches

      Reports on implementation of Law Commission proposals

    • Clause 2

      3 speeches

      Protocol about the Law Commission’s work

    • Clause 3

      5 speeches

      Commencement and short title

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)

Chairpersons

  • William McCrea (1)

Members

  • Tony Baldry (1)
  • Karen Buck (1)
  • Oliver Heald (1)
  • Stephen Hesford (1)
  • Humfrey Malins (0)
  • Steve Pound (1)
  • Bob Russell (1)
  • Lord Wills (1)
  • Rob Marris (1)
  • Tom Watson (1)
  • David Howarth (1)
  • Geoffrey Cox (0)
  • Andrew Slaughter (1)
  • David Burrowes (1)
  • Emily Thornberry (1)
  • Rosie Cooper (1)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]