Select Committee on Transport, Local Government and the Regions Memoranda



The Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee is appointed to examine on behalf of the House of Commons the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions (and any associated public bodies). Its constitution and powers are set out in House of Commons Standing Order No. 152.

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.

The Committee has the power to appoint two Sub-committees, require the submission of written evidence and documents, to examine witnesses, and to make Reports to the House. The Sub-committees have the power to require the submission of written evidence and documents, to examine witnesses, and to make Reports to the Committee. The present membership of the Committee is as follows[1]:

    Andrew Bennett MP (Labour, Denton and Reddish) (Chairman) †‡
    Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody MP (Labour, Crewe & Nantwich) (Chairman) †‡
    Sir Paul Beresford MP (Conservative, Mole Valley)
    Mr Clive Betts MP (Labour, Sheffield Attercliffe)
    Mr Gregory Campbell MP (Democratic Unionist, East Londonderry)
    Mr John Cummings MP (Labour, Easington)
    Mr Brian H Donohoe MP (Labour, Cunninghame South)
    Mrs Louise Ellman MP (Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool Riverside) †‡
    Chris Grayling MP (Conservative, Epsom and Ewell) †‡
    Helen Jackson MP (Labour, Sheffield Hillsborough)
    Ms Oona King MP (Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow)
    Miss Anne McIntosh MP (Conservative, Vale of York) †‡
    Mr Bill O'Brien MP (Labour, Normanton)
    Dr John Pugh MP (Liberal Democrat, Southport) †‡
    Christine Russell MP (Labour, City of Chester)
    Mr George Stevenson MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent South)
    Mr Bill Wiggin MP (Conservative, Leominster)

† Member of the Transport Sub-committee
‡ Member of the Urban Affairs Sub-committee

Mrs Gwyneth Dunwoody was appointed Chairman of the Transport Sub-committee and Mr Andrew Bennett Chairman of the Urban Affairs Sub-committee on 19 July 2001.

The Committee and Sub-committees may meet at any time (except when Parliament is prorogued or dissolved) and at any place within the United Kingdom. The Committee and 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, taking evidence or considering draft reports. The Committee may exchange documents and evidence with any of these committees, as well as with the House's Public Accounts and Deregulation Committees.

The Reports and evidence of the Committee and Sub-committees are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee and sub-committees (including press notices) are on the internet at http://www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/tlrhome.htm.

All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee, Committee Office, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 3266; the Committee's e-mail address is: [email protected]


1   Appointed 19 July 2001 Back


 
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