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 Sheryll Murray in the Chair]
With this it will be convenient to discuss clauses 2 to 6 stand part.
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]