Bob has been elected by his Parliamentary colleagues to serve on the prestigious 1922 Committee as Joint Secretary of the group. He is also a member of the Procedure Committee and the Select Committee for Communities and Local Government, which meets to investigate issues related to that departmental brief. Recent inquiries include planning policy, local Government procurement, the private rented sector and building regulations.
He is also member of the Backbench Business Committee, which provides a forum for debates brought about by public petitions and facilitates debates of interest outside of the Government's programme of legislation in the House.
In 2016, he was drawn in the ballot for Private Member's Bills and decided to use the opportunity to change homelessness legislation in this country. The Homelessness Reduction Bill was drawn up with the assistance of national charity, Crisis, and has made history across the board. It is the first Private Member's Bill to receive the sponsorship of a Select Committee, with the Communities and Local Government providing an additional layer of pre-legislative scrutiny and a Report on the first draft of the Bill. At 13 clauses, it is the longest Private Member's Bill to have gone through Parliament, and following an announcement of support from the Government, it has also received the most funding to make it a success.