Development Committee is appointed under Standing Order No. 152
to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department
for International Development.
The Committee consists of a maximum of eleven Members,
of whom the quorum is three. Unless the House otherwise orders,
all members nominated to the Committee continue to be members
of it for the remainder of the Parliament.
The Committee has power:
(a) to send for persons, papers and records,
to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn
from place to place, and to report from time to time;
(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to
supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate
matters of complexity within the Committee's order of reference;
(c) to communicate to any other committee appointed
under the same Standing Order and to the Committee of Public Accounts,
the Deregulation Committee and the Environmental Audit Committee
its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common
(d) to meet concurrently with any other such
Committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or
considering draft reports.
The membership of the Committee since its nomination
on 14 July 1997 is as follows: