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 Madeleine Moon in the Chair]
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]