Wednesday 4 June
Modernisation of the House of Commons,-Ordered,
That a Select Committee of fifteen Members be appointed to consider
how the practices and procedures of the House should be modernised,
and to make recommendations thereon;
That the Committee shall seek to make a first report
to the House before the summer adjournment with its initial conclusions
on ways in which the procedure for examining legislative proposals
could be improved;
That five be the Quorum of the Committee;
That the Committee have power to send for persons,
papers and records; to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of
the House; to report from time to time; and to appoint specialist
That Mr Joe Ashton, Sir Patrick Cormack, Mr Huw Edwards,
Sir Peter Emery, Mr Alastair Goodlad, Mr Mike Hall, Helen Jackson,
Mr Peter L. Pike, Mr Clive Soley, Rachel Squire, Dr Phyllis Starkey,
Mr Andrew Stunell, Mrs Ann Taylor, Mr Paul Tyler and Mr Nicholas
Winterton be members of the Committee.
That this Order be a Standing Order of the House
until the end of the present Parliament.
Wednesday 11 June
Mrs Ann Taylor was elected to the chair.
Friday 27 June
Mr Alastair Goodlad discharged; Mrs Gillian Shephard
Wednesday 30 July
Sir Patrick Cormack discharged; Mr Richard Shepherd
Tuesday 3 February
Mr Huw Edwards discharged; Mr David Drew added.
Monday 23 February
Mr Joe Ashton discharged; Mr Stephen Twigg added.