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Parliamentary Papers, Proceedings and Departmental Papers : UK: Standing/Public Bill Committee Debates

Public Bill Committees


  • Public Bill Committees are set up by the House of Commons to examine the details of a particular Bill. All Bills, other than Money Bills, are automatically sent in a Public Bill Committee following their second reading unless they are committed to a committee of the whole house. The composition of the committees must match the size of the parties in the House.  From the beginning of the 2006-07 session Standing Committees were renamed Public Bill Committees  
  • Grand Committees give MPs the opportunity to debate issues affecting their region. 

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