Select Committee on Home Affairs Second Report



The Home Affairs Committee is appointed under Standing Order No. 152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Home Office and associated public bodies; the policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and the administration and expenditure of the Attorney-General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers).

  The Committee consists of 11 Members. It has a quorum of three. Unless the House otherwise orders, all members nominated to the Committee continue to be members of it for the remainder of the Parliament. The Committee has power:

    (a)  to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

    (b)  to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the Committee's order of reference;

    (c)  to communicate to any other committee appointed under the same Standing Order (or to the Committee of Public Accounts, the Deregulation Committee, the Environmental Audit Committee and the European Scrutiny Committee) its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest;

    (d)  to meet concurrently with any other committee appointed under Standing Order No. 152 for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports, or with the European Scrutiny Committee, or any sub-committee thereof, for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence.

The Committee has the power to appoint one sub-committee and to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before it. The sub-committee has power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place. It has a quorum of three.



The membership of the Committee since its nomination on 16 July 1997 is shown below.

Mr Chris Mullin

(elected Chairman 17 July 1997)


Mr Richard AllanMs Beverley Hughes
 (discharged 8.6.98)  (discharged 9.11.98)
Mr Robin CorbettMiss Melanie Johnson
Mr Ross Cranston(added 9.11.98)
 (discharged 9.11.98) (discharged 1.2.99)
Mrs Janet DeanMr Martin Linton
 (added 1.2.99) Mr Humfrey Malins
Mr Nick HawkinsBob Russell
 (added 2.3.98)  (added 8.6.98)
Mr Douglas HoggMr Marsha Singh
 (discharged 2.3.98) Mr Paul Stinchcombe
Mr Gerald Howarth (added 9.11.98)
Mr David Winnick






    The Committee has agreed the following reports, which are available from The Stationery Office:

    Police Disciplinary and Complaints Procedures, First Report (1997-98) HC 258

    Confidentiality of Police Settlements of Civil Claims, Second Report (1997-98) HC 894

    Alternatives to Prison Sentences, Third Report (1997-98) HC 486

    Electoral Law and Administration, Fourth Report (1997-98) HC 768

    The Work of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, First Report (1998-99) HC 106


 
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