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 Mike Weir in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 3, leav e out ‘99(5)’ and insert ‘99(5)(a)’.
Amendments made: 3, in clause 2, page 1, line 8, leav e out from ‘force’ to end of line and insert ‘at the end of the period of two months...
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]