C. GENERAL STATISTICS RELATING TO SELECT
3. Select Committee Staff
Details of the staff serving a particular Select
Committee are set out in the entry relating to that Committee.
One member of staff may fill more than one Committee post.
Furthermore, in many cases, Committee staff carry
out duties connected with the service of the House unrelated to
their work for a particular Committee. For some staff, especially
those working in offices other than the Committee Office, those
duties account for most of their work. This analysis of the staff
who served Select Committees during Session 1999-2000 is therefore
presented office by office.
NUMBERS AND GRADES OF STAFF SERVING SELECT COMMITTEES
|Deputy Principal/Senior Clerks||26
| Senior Executive Officers
| Higher Executive Officers
| Chief Office Clerks
| Senior Office Clerks
|NAO Audit Officers on secondment||2
* The Committee Office has five Principal Clerks who have supervisory
and management responsibilities. Three of these have performed
additional functions as Clerks of Select Committees. The Clerk
of Committees is Clerk of the Liaison Committee and of the Modernisation
Committee; the Clerk of Domestic Committees is Clerk of the Finance
and Services Committee and one Principal Clerk of Select Committees
acted for a time as Clerk of the Welsh Affairs Committee.
** Includes Personal Secretaries to Principal Clerks, and Secretaries
providing support for Committees supported by Clerks in the Journal
Office and Legislation Service.
A Deputy Principal Clerk was also Clerk of the Procedure Committee.
A Senior Clerk assisted the Clerk of the Committee on Standards
and Privileges; and an Assistant Clerk in the Office assisted
the Clerk of the Procedure Committee.
The Clerk of Delegated Legislation (a Principal Clerk) has supervisory
responsibility for staff of the Deregulation and European Scrutiny
Committees, and for the Joint and Select Committees on Statutory
Instruments. He is supported by a Personal Secretary.
The following staff served the European Scrutiny and Deregulation
Committees: 1 Deputy Principal Clerk, 1 Senior Clerk,1 Legal Adviser,1
Assistant Legal Adviser, 4 Senior Clerks (Clerk/Advisers with
specialist experience), 1 Higher Executive Officer, 1 Chief Office
Clerk, 1 Senior Office Clerk and 5 Secretaries.
One Office Support Assistant was shared between the European Scrutiny
Committee and the Deregulation Committee. The two Committees were
also assisted by Counsel to the Speaker (European Legislation
&c.) and by an Assistant Legal Adviser.
A Senior Clerk in the Public Bill Office was also Commons Clerk
of the Joint Committee on Consolidation, &c., Bills.
A Senior Clerk in the Private Bill Office was also Clerk of the
Committee of Selection. She was assisted by a Chief Office Clerk
who otherwise provides general support for the Committee and Private
The Secretary to the Chairman of Ways and Means, who is a Senior
Clerk, was also Clerk of the Committee on Statutory Instruments
and Commons Clerk of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.
The Committees were also assisted by one of the Counsel to the
Speaker, and by 2 Assistant Counsel and 2 Secretaries.
In addition the following staff in the Committee Office provided
support for the work of Select Committees as a whole, not assigned
to a particular Committee:
1 Office Manager
1 Deputy Office Manager
1 Chief Office Clerk
1 Assistant Office Manager
1 Senior Office Clerk
6 Office Support Assistants
Note: two of these staff also provided support to the Private
Bill Office (part of the Legislation Service). The Office Manager
and Deputy Office Manager also provided services to the Clerk's
Department as a whole.
Staff costs for the Committee Office in financial year 1999-2000
were approximately £3.5m.