Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills


The Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills (commonly known as Consolidation Bills Committee) is a joint select committee of the House of Commons and House of Lords in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Committee was first established in 1894 with a remit to consider consolidation bills.[1][2] The Committee, which also considers Statute Law Revision Bills and bills prepared by the Law Commission or Scottish Law Commission to repeal outdated laws,[3] is made up of 12 members of each House. Bills considered by the Committee originate in the Lords and are referred to it after second reading. After the Committee reports, the remaining stages in both Houses proceed formally (i.e., without debate).[4]


As of July 2020, the members of the committee are as follows:[5]

Member Party Constituency/Peerage
John Thomas (Chair) Crossbench Baron Thomas of Cwmgiedd
Kay Andrews Labour Baroness Andrews
Duncan Baker Conservative North Norfolk
Simon Baynes Conservative Clwyd South
Robin Bridgeman Conservative Viscount Bridgeman
Richard Burgon Labour Leeds East
Elliot Colburn Conservative Carshalton and Wallington
Baroness D'Souza Crossbench Baroness D'Souza
Maria Eagle Labour Garston and Halewood
Robin Eames Crossbench Baron Eames
John Eccles Conservative Viscount Eccles
David Pollock Labour Viscount Hanworth
Simon Jupp Conservative East Devon
Ann Mallalieu Labour Baroness Mallalieu
Raymond Plant Labour Baron Plant of Highfield
Tim Razzall Liberal Democrat Baron Razzall
Christina Rees Labour Neath
Joan Seccombe Conservative Baroness Seccombe
Andy Slaughter Labour Hammersmith
Jane Stevenson Conservative Wolverhampton North East
Julian Sturdy Conservative York Outer
Celia Thomas Liberal Democrat Baroness Thomas of Winchester
Owen Thompson Scottish National Midlothian
Suzanne Webb Conservative Stourbridge

See also


  1. ^ Joint Committee on Consolidation, &c., Bills Archived 2007-11-02 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Joint Committees". UK Parliament. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  3. ^ See Statute Law (Repeals) Act
  4. ^ Factsheet: Parliamentary Stages of a Government Bill, p. 8.
  5. ^ "Consolidation Bills (Joint Committee) - Membership". UK Parliament.

External links

  • Joint Select Committee on Consolidation Bills, UK Parliament