Select Committee on Procedure First Special Report

The Procedure Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to consider the practice and procedure of the House of Commons in the conduct of public business and to make recommendations.

Current Membership

Sir Nicholas Winterton (Conservative, Macclesfield) (Chairman)
Mr John Burnett (Liberal Democrat, Torridge & West Devon)
David Hamilton (Labour, Midlothian)
Mr Eric Illsley (Labour, Barnsley Central)
Huw Irranca-Davies (Labour, Ogmore)
Eric Joyce (Labour, Falkirk West)
Mr Iain Luke (Labour, Dundee East)
Rosemary McKenna (Labour, Cumbernauld & Kilsyth)
Ms Meg Munn (Labour, Sheffield, Heeley)
Sir Robert Smith (Liberal Democrat, West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine)
Mr Desmond Swayne (Conservative, New Forest West)
David Wright (Labour, Telford)

The following were also members of the Committee during this Parliament:

Alistair Burt (Conservative, North East Bedfordshire)
Mr David Drew (Labour, Stroud)
Ian Lucas (Labour, Wrexham)
Mr John Lyons (Labour, Strathkelvin & Bearsden)
Mr David Rendel (Liberal Democrat, Newbury)


The powers of the Committee are set out in Standing Order No 147 made on 16 July 2001. This is available on the Internet at


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


All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Procedure Committee, Journal Office, House of Commons, London SWlA 0AA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 3318; the Committee's e-mail address is: [email protected].

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