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The Education and Employment Committee

The Education and Employment Committee is appointed to examine on behalf of the House of Commons the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Education and Employment and its associated public bodies. Its constitution and powers are set out in House of Commons Standing Order No. 152.

The Committee has a maximum of 17 members, of whom the quorum is five. The members of the Committee are appointed by the House and unless discharged remain on the Committee until the next dissolution of Parliament. The membership of the Committee since its nomination on 14 July 1997 was as follows:

Mr Richard Allan
    (added 13.11.00)

Ms Candy Atherton

Charlotte Atkins

Mr Joe Benton

    (discharged 14.6.99)

Mr Graham Brady

Yvette Cooper

    (discharged 29.11.99)

Mr Cynog Dafis

    (discharged 8.12.97)

Valerie Davey

Caroline Flint

    (discharged 13.12.99)

Mr Derek Foster

Mr Don Foster

    (discharged 29.3.99)

Mr Michael Foster

    (Worcester)
    (added 29.11.99)

Dr Evan Harris

    (added 1.11.99)

Mr John Hayes

    (added 7.12.98)
    (discharged 8.5.00)

Mr John Healey

    (discharged 29.11.99)

Ms Margaret Hodge

    (discharged 9.11.98)

Helen Jones

    (added 13.12.99)

Mr Paul Keetch

    (added 8.12.97)
    (discharged 1.11.99)

Mrs Eleanor Laing

    (discharged 29.11.99)
Judy Mallaber
    (discharged 13.2.01)

Mr Gordon Marsden

    (added 9.11.98)

Mrs Theresa May

    (discharged 7.12.98)

Mr Patrick Nicholls

    (added 8.5.00)

Mr Stephen O'Brien

    (added 29.11.99)

Mr Ian Pearson

    (added 29.11.99)
    (discharged 5.3.01)

Mr Kerry Pollard

    (added 5.3.01)

Mr Bill Rammell

    (added 14.6.99)
    (discharged 13.12.99)

Mr Nick St Aubyn

Mr Barry Sheerman

    (added 29.11.99)

Mr Gerry Steinberg

    (discharged 9.11.98)

Mr Jon Trickett

    (added 13.2.01)

Mr Stephen Twigg

    (added 13.12.99)

Mr Malcolm Wicks

    (added 9.11.98)
    (discharged 29.11.99)

Mr Phil Willis

    (added 29.3.99)
    (discharged 13.11.00)

The membership of the Education Sub-committee since its nomination on 23 July 1997 was as follows:

Charlotte Atkins

Mr Joe Benton

    (discharged 14.6.99)

Mr Cynog Dafis

    (discharged 8.12.97)

Valerie Davey

Caroline Flint

    (discharged 13.12.99)

Mr Don Foster

    (discharged 29.3.99)

Mr Derek Foster

    (ex officio)

Mr Michael Foster

    (Worcester)
    (added 30.11.99)

Dr Evan Harris

    (added 2.11.99)

Mr John Hayes

    (added 8.12.98)
    (discharged 1.2.00)

Mr John Healey

    (added 13.7.99)
    (discharged 29.11.99)

Ms Margaret Hodge

    (elected Chairman
    23.7.97)
    (discharged 9.11.98)

Helen Jones
    (added 14.12.99)

Mr Gordon Marsden

    (added 10.11.98)

Mrs Theresa May

    (discharged 7.12.98)

Mr Stephen O'Brien

    (added 30.11.99)

Mr Bill Rammell

    (added 15.6.99)
    (discharged 13.12.99)

Mr Barry Sheerman

    (added 30.11.99)
    (elected Chairman 1.12.99)

Mr Nick St Aubyn

Mr Gerry Steinberg

    (discharged 9.11.98)

Mr Malcolm Wicks

    (added 10.11.98)
    (elected Chairman 11.11.98)
    (discharged 29.11.99)

Mr Phil Willis

    (added 30.3.99)
    (discharged 1.2.00)

The membership of the Employment Sub-committee since its nomination on 23 July 1997 was as follows:

Mr Richard Allan
    (added 14.11.00)

Ms Candy Atherton

Mr Graham Brady

    (added 31.7.97)

Yvette Cooper

    (discharged 29.11.99)

Mr Derek Foster

    (elected Chairman
    23.7.97)

Mr John Healey

    (discharged 29.11.99)

Ms Margaret Hodge

    (ex officio)
    (discharged 9.11.98)

Mr Paul Keetch

    (added 9.12.97)
    (discharged 1.11.99)

Mrs Eleanor Laing

    (added 31.7.97)
    (discharged 29.11.99)

Judy Mallaber

    (discharged 13.2.01)

Mrs Theresa May
    (discharged 7.12.98)

Mr Nick St Aubyn

    (added 26.3.98)
    (discharged 12.5.98)
    (added 4.5.99)
    (discharged 9.5.00)

Mr Patrick Nicholls

    (added 9.5.00)

Mr Ian Pearson

    (added 30.11.99)
    (discharged 5.3.01)

Mr Kerry Pollard

    (added 6.3.01)

Mr Barry Sheerman

    (ex officio)
    (added 14.12.99)

Mr Jon Trickett

    (added 14.2.01)

Mr Stephen Twigg

    (added 14.12.99)

The Committee has the power to send for persons, papers and records, to make Reports to the House and to appoint two sub-committees. The Committee has appointed an Education Sub-committee and an Employment Sub-committee. The quorum of each sub-committee is three.

The Committee and its sub-committees may meet notwithstanding any adjournment of the House and may travel within the United Kingdom and abroad. The Committee or its sub-committees may meet concurrently with other committees or sub-committees established under Standing Order No. 152 and with the House's European Scrutiny Committee (or any of its sub-committees) or the Environmental Audit Committee for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence. The Committee may exchange documents and evidence with any of these committees, as well as with the House's Public Accounts and Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committees.

The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the internet at www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/edemhome.htm A list of Reports of the Committee in the present Parliament is at the end of this publication.

All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Education and Employment Committee,7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 6181/1352; the Committee's e-mail address is [email protected]

 
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