Minutes of Proceedings
The Accommodation and Works Committee
The Accommodation and Works CommitteeThe Accommodation and Works Committee is appointed to consider the provision of such services for the House. Its constitution and powers are set out in House of Commons Standing Order No. 142.
The Committee has a maximum of nine 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 Tony Banks MP (Labour, West Ham)
On 29 July 1997, the Committee elected Sir Sydney Chapman as its Chairman.
The Committee has the power to require the submission of written evidence and documents, to examine witnesses, and to make Reports to the House.
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 committees established under Standing Order No. 142 or with the Finance and Services Committee, or with the Broadcasting Committee, or with any committee of the Lords on House of Lord Offices (or any sub-committee of that committee) for the purpose of deliberating, taking evidence or considering draft reports. The Committee may exchange documents and evidence with any of these committees, as well as with the House of Commons Commission.
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 at www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/a&whome.htm.
All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Accommodation and Works Committee, Committee Office, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 2471.
1 Janet Anderson MP (Labour, Rossendale and Darwen), was
appointed on 28 July 1997 and discharged on 7 December 1998; Mr Colin Burgon (Labour, Elmet)
was appointed on 15 February 1999 and discharged on 27 November 2000; Mr Andrew Dismore
(Labour, Hendon), was appointed on 28 July 1997 and discharged on 15 February 1999; Mr
George Mudie (Labour, Leeds East), was appointed on 28 July 1997 and discharged on 7
December 1998; Mr David Rendel (Liberal Democrat, Newbury) was appointed on 28 July 1997
and discharged on 26 January 1998.Back
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