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.
[Sir Christopher Chope in the Chair]
I beg to move amendment 1, in clause 1, page 1, line 3, leave out subsections (2) and (3) and insert— “(2) In section 3(1)(a), for “22”, substitute “16”. (3)...
Committee membership and attendance (out of 1)
[ Committee memberships can change partway through ]