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STANDARD SIZE OF DEPARTMENTAL SELECT COMMITTEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1214: tabled on 30 April 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House endorses the Liaison Committee's welcome for the Modernisation Committee's belief in the central role of select committees in parliamentary scrutiny; also endorses the Liaison Committee's support for most of the proposals in the Modernisation Committee's report on Select Committees; regrets, however, that the Liaison Committee's strong concerns that the standard size of departmental select committees should remain as 11 have been overlooked; notes that the collective objections of chairmen are related to their experience in maintaining the cohesion of committees in carrying out the crucial task of scrutiny; points out that an increase of over one-third in the size of most committees would substantially alter their effectiveness and method of working; and urges the Leader of the House to reconsider this important issue.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Adams, Mrs Irene
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Paisley North
Anderson, Donald
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Swansea East
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2002
Banbury
Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Denton and Reddish
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2002
Keighley
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2002
Skipton and Ripon
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2002
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Glasgow, Pollok
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Stroud
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Crewe and Nantwich
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2002
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2002
Lichfield
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Newcastle-under-Lyme
George, Mr Bruce
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Walsall South
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Walthamstow
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Norwich North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Bridgend
Hinchliffe, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Wakefield
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 May 2002
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2002
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 2 May 2002
Salisbury
Lawrence, Mrs Jackie
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2002
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 May 2002
Yeovil
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 2 May 2002
Brighton, Pavilion
Mates, Lt Col Michael
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2002
East Hampshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McFall, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Dumbarton
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Leeds East
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Sunderland South
Munn, Meg
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2002
Sheffield, Heeley
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Ochil
Roe, Mrs Marion
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2002
Broxbourne
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 15 May 2002
Chatham and Aylesford
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Huddersfield
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Nottingham South
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2002
Richmond Park
Tredinnick, David
Conservative
Signed on 30 April 2002
Bosworth
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 1 May 2002
Hemsworth
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Wolverhampton South East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Watkinson, Angela
Conservative
Signed on 10 May 2002
Upminster
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2002
Cannock Chase
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.