Minutes of Proceedings
The Procedure Committee
The Procedure Committee|
The Procedure Committee is appointed to consider the practice and procedure of the House of Commons in the conduct of public business and to make recommendations. Its constitution and powers are set out in House of Commons Standing Order No 147.
The Committee has a maximum of seventeen members, of whom the quorum for any formal proceedings 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. At the Dissolution of the 1997 Parliament the membership of the Committee was as follows:1
Mr Nicholas Winterton MP (Conservative, Macclesfield)2
The Committee has the power to require the submission of written evidence and documents, to examine witnesses, and to make Reports to the House. In the footnotes to this Report, references to oral evidence are indicated by 'Q' followed by the question number, references to the written evidence are indicated by 'Ev' followed by a page number.
The Committee may meet at any time (except when Parliament is prorogued or dissolved) and at any place.
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/prochome.htm. A list of Reports of the Committee in the 1997 Parliament is at the end of this volume.
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Procedure Committee, Journal Office, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: (020) 7219 3318; the Committee's e-mail address is: [email protected]
1 Mr Damian Green MP (Conservative, Ashford) was appointed on 31 July 1997 and discharged on 5 November 1998.
2 Appointed 31 July 1997.[back]
3 Appointed 25 November 1999.[back]
4 Appointed 14 February 2000.[back]
5 Appointed 9 February 1999.[back]
6 Appointed 26 November 1999.[back]
7 Appointed 16 April 1999.[back]
8 Appointed 25 January 2001.[back]
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