The International Development Committee
The International Development Committee is appointed
to examine on behalf of the House of Commons the expenditure,
administration and policy of the Department for International
Development. Its constitution and powers are set out in House
of Commons Standing Order No. 152.
The Committee has a maximum of eleven Members, of
whom the quorum for any formal proceedings is three. The members
of the Committee are appointed by the House and unless discharged
remain on the Committee until the next dissolution of Parliament.
The present membership of the Committee since its nomination on
16 July 2001 is as follows:
Tony Baldry (Banbury, Conservative) (added
Mr John Battle (Leeds West, Labour)
Hugh Bayley (City of York, Labour)
Mr Alistair Burt (NE Bedfordshire, Labour) (discharged 22.11.2001)
Mr Alistair Carmichael (Orkeny and Shetland, Liberal Democrat)
Ann Clwyd MP (Cynon Valley, Labour)
Mr Tony Colman MP (Putney, Labour)
Mr Nigel Jones MP (Cheltenham, Liberal Democrat) (discharged
Mr Piara S Khabra MP (Ealing Southall, Labour)
Mr Edward Leigh (discharged 19.07.2001)
Chris McCafferty (Calder Valley, Labour)
Mr Andrew Robathan MP (Blaby, Conservative)
Mr Robert Walter (Dorset North, Labour) (added 22.11.2001)
Tony Worthington MP (Clydebank and Milngavie, Labour)
Tony Baldry was elected Chairman on 19 July 2001.
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 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
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk
of the International Development Committee, House of Commons,
7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general
inquiries is: 020 7219 1221; the Committee's e-mail address is: