Public bill committee constitution and membership

Procedure Committee to hold inquiry into public bill committees
13 June 2013

The Procedure Committee will meet in public on 19 June at 3.05pm in Committee Room 5, Main Committee Corridor, House of Commons.

The witnesses are:

Prof Tony Wright, former Member of Parliament and Chair of the Committee on Reform of the House of Commons; Dr Meg Russell, Reader in British and Comparative Politics, University College London.

An uncorrected transcript of the evidence session will appear on the Committee’s website within about a week of the date of the session.


This is the first evidence session in the Committee’s inquiry into the constitution and membership of public bill committees. The evidence is likely to focus on the form these committees take and the way their members are chosen. The Procedure Committee undertook this inquiry with a view to increasing the transparency, effectiveness and accountability of public bill committees and their members. Further information on public bill committees is available here:

Dr Russell has recently written a report on public bill committees. It is available here (see Publications tab):

Guidance for those wishing to attend select committee meetings held in public can be found at:

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