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.
[Mrs. Joan Humble in the Chair]
Matters to which this Part applies
Power to require information
Power to require response to report or recommendations
Power to publish response
Membership of overview and scrutiny committees
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]