Committee Membership

What is a Select Committee?

Select Committees consider policy issues, scrutinise the work and expenditure of the government, and examine proposals for primary and secondary legislation.

In The Current Parliament

Chris is a member of the following Select Committees.

Panel of Chairs (2020 - present)

The Panel of Chairs comprises the Chairman and two Deputy Chairmen of Ways and Means, who are members ex officio, and not fewer than ten Members nominated at the beginning of each session by the Speaker. Members of the Panel are appointed by the Speaker to chair Public Bill Committees and other general committees. They may also chair debates in Westminster Hall and act as temporary chairs of Committees of the whole House. The Panel is chaired by the Chairman of Ways and Means.

During The 2017-2019 Parliament

Chris was a member of the following Select Committees.

Privileges Committee (2017 - 2019)

The Committee of Privileges is appointed to consider specific matters relating to privileges referred to it by the House.

Standards Committee (2017 - 2019)

The Committee on Standards was appointed on 13 December 2012 by the House of Commons following its separation from the former Committee on Standards and Privileges to:

  • oversee the work of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
  • examine the arrangements proposed by the Commissioner for the compilation, maintenance and accessibility of the Register of Members' Financial Interests and any other registers of interest established by the House
  • review from time to time the form and content of those registers
  • consider any specific complaints made in relation to the registering or declaring of interests referred to it by the Commissioner
  • consider any matter relating to the conduct of Members, including specific complaints in relation to alleged breaches in the Code of Conduct which have been drawn to the Committee's attention by the Commissioner
  • recommend any modifications to the Code of Conduct as may from time to time appear to be necessary.

Home Affairs Committee (2017 - 2019)

The Home Affairs Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No 152.

The Committee consists of 11 Members of Parliament, drawn from the three largest political parties. The House of Commons appoints the Committee with the task of examining the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Home Office and its associated public bodies.

The Committee chooses its own subjects of inquiry and seeks written and oral evidence from a wide range of relevant groups and individuals. At the end of an inquiry the Committee will often produce a report setting out its findings and making recommendations to the Government. The Government must respond to each of the report’s recommendations within two months of publication.

Existing The European Union Committee (2017 - 2019)

The Exiting the European Union Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Exiting the European Union and matters falling within the responsibilities of associated public bodies.

Procedure Committee (2017 - 2019)

The Procedure Committee considers the practice and procedure of the House in the conduct of public business. Mr Charles Walker MP is the Chair of the Committee.

Panel of Chairs (2017 - 2019)

The Panel of Chairs comprises the Chairman and two Deputy Chairmen of Ways and Means, who are members ex officio, and not fewer than ten Members nominated at the beginning of each session by the Speaker. Members of the Panel are appointed by the Speaker to chair Public Bill Committees and other general committees. They may also chair debates in Westminster Hall and act as temporary chairs of Committees of the whole House. The Panel is chaired by the Chairman of Ways and Means.

During The 2015-2017 Parliament

Chris was a member of the following Select Committees.

Standards Committee (2015 - 2017)

Privileges Committee (2015 - 2017)

Scottish Affairs Committee (2015 - 2017)

Procedure Committee (2016 - 2017)

Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee (2017 - 2017)

Panel of Chairs (2015 - 2017)

During The 2010-2015 Parliament

Chris was a member of the following Select Committees.

Political and Constitutional Reform Committee (2010 - 2015)

Justice Committee (2013 - 2015)

Standards Committee (2013 - 2015)

Privileges Committee (2013 - 2015)

Standards and Privileges Committee (2012 - 2013)

Panel of Chairs (2010 - 2015)

Between 1997 and 2010

Chris was a member of the following Select Committees.

Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee) 

Administration Committee 

Procedure Committee

Trade & Industry 

Panel of Chairs 

 

Since 2005 Chris has also chaired legislation committees as a member of the Speaker's Panel .