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.

All bills in this session

Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)

Chairpersons

  • Roger Gale (1)

Members

  • Margaret Beckett (0)
  • Bob Blizzard (1)
  • David Heath (1)
  • Viscount Hailsham (0)
  • Bridget Prentice (1)
  • Alan Simpson (1)
  • Dennis Skinner (1)
  • Derek Twigg (1)
  • Henry Bellingham (1)
  • David Cairns (1)
  • Tom Watson (1)
  • Charles Walker (1)
  • David Howarth (0)
  • Andrew Slaughter (1)
  • Jeremy Wright (0)
  • Peter Bone (0)

[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]