The Trade and Industry Committee is appointed to
examine on behalf of the House of Commons the expenditure, administration
and policy of the Department of Trade and Industry (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 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 is as follows :
Mr Roger Berry MP (Labour, Kingswood)
Mr Richard Burden MP (Labour, Birmingham Northfield)
Mr Christopher Chope MP (Conservative, Christchurch)
Mr Jonathan Djanogly MP (Conservative, Huntingdon)
Mr Lindsay Hoyle MP (Labour, Chorley)
Dr Ashok Kumar MP (Labour, Middlesborough South and East Cleveland)
Mrs Jackie Lawrence MP (Labour, Preseli Pembrokeshire)
Mr Martin O'Neill MP (Labour, Ochil)
Mrs Linda Perham MP (Labour,Ilford North)
Sir Robert Smith MP (Lib Dem, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)
Mr John Whittingdale MP (Conservative, Maldon and Chelmsford
On 17 July 2001, the Committee elected Mr Martin O'Neill as
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 Committee may meet at any time (except when Parliament
is prorogued or dissolved) and at any place within the United
Kingdom. The Committee may meet concurrently with other select
committees or sub-committees for the purpose of deliberating,
taking evidence or considering draft reports. The Committee may
exchange documents and evidence with any of these committees.
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 Trade and Industry Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank,
London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is:
020 7219 5779/5777; the Committee's e-mail address is: [email protected]