Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons Memoranda



The Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons

The Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons is appointed to consider how the practices and procedures of the House should be modernised. Its constitution and powers are set out in the temporary Standing Order made on 16 July 2001.

The Committee has a maximum of fifteen members, of whom the quorum for any formal proceedings is four. The members of the Committee are appointed by the House and unless discharged remain on the Committee until the dissolution of Parliament, when the Committee itself will cease to exist. The present membership of the Committee is as follows:[1]

    Rt Hon Robin Cook MP  (Labour, Livingston)[2]
    Ann Coffey MP    (Labour, Stockport)2
    Mrs Lorna Fitzsimons MP   (Labour, Rochdale)2
    Barbara Follett MP  (Labour, Stevenage)2
    Mr David Kidney MP  (Labour, Stafford)[3]
    Rt Hon Greg Knight MP  (Conservative, East Yorkshire)3
    Anne Picking MP    (Labour, East Lothian)3
    Mr Peter Pike MP   (Labour, Burnley)2
    Joan Ruddock MP  (Labour, Lewisham, Deptford)2
    Mr Martin Salter MP  (Labour, Reading West)2
    Mr Richard Shepherd MP   (Conservative, Aldridge-Brownhills)2
    Mr Andrew Stunell OBE MP  (Liberal Democrat, Hazel Grove)2
    Mr John Taylor MP  (Conservative, Solihull)[4]
    Mr Paul Tyler CBE MP   (Liberal Democrat, North Cornwall)2
    Mr Nicholas Winterton MP   (Conservative, Macclesfield)2

On 18 July 2001 the Committee elected Mr Robin Cook as its Chairman.

The Committee has the power to require the submission of written evidence and documents, to examine witnesses, and to make Reports to the House.

The Committee may meet at any time (except when Parliament is prorogued or dissolved).

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/modhome.htm.

All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons, Committee 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  Mrs Angela Browning MP (Conservative, Tiverton and Honiton) was appointed on 16 July 2001 and discharged on 5 November 2001. Helen Jackson MP (Labour, Sheffield, Hillsborough) was appointed on 16 July 2001 and discharged on 19 July 2001. Julie Morgan MP (Labour, Cardiff North) was appointed on 16 July 2001 and discharged on 19 July 2001. Back

2  Appointed on 16 July 2001. Back

3  Appointed on 19 July 2001. Back

4  Appointed on 5 November 2001. Back


 
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