Public Bill Committee debates archive 1997-2016

Browse the archive of House of Commons Public Bill Committees, including membership details and the latest version of the Bill for sessions 1997-98 to 2015-16. From the beginning of the 2006-07 session, Standing Committees were renamed Public Bill Committees. This is now an archive and the latest Public Bill Committee debates can be found in Hansard.

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