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Minutes of Proceedings The Information Committee





Ordered by The House of Commons to be printed
11 May 2001



The Information Committee

The Information Committee is appointed to consider the services provided by the House in regard to information. 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:1

Mr Richard Allan MP (Liberal Democrat, Sheffield Hallam)2
Mr Ian Bruce MP (Conservative, Dorset South)2

Mr Tim Collins CBE MP (Conservative, Westmorland and Lonsdale)3

Mr Michael Connarty MP (Labour, Falkirk East)2
Mr Neil Gerrard MP (Labour, Walthamstow)2
Mr Andrew Miller MP (Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston)2
Mr Gwyn Prosser MP (Labour, Dover)4

Mr Philip Sawford MP (Labour, Kettering)2
Mr Ian Stewart MP (Labour, Eccles)5

On 27 April 1998, the Committee elected Mr Richard Allan 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 Lords 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

All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the Information Committee, Committee Office, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 3299; the Committee's e-mail address is:

1  Mr Jon Owen Jones MP (Lab/Co-op, Cardiff Central) was appointed on 28 July 1997 and discharged on 14 December 1998; Mr John Whittingdale OBE MP (Conservative, Maldon and Chelmsford East) was appointed on 28 July 1997 and discharged on 9 November 1998; Mrs Sandra Osborne (Labour, Ayr) was appointed on 28 July 1997 and discharged on 14 February 2000    [back]

2  Appointed on 28 July 1997    [back]

3  Appointed on 9 November 1998    [back]

4  Appointed on 14 February 2000    [back]

5  Appointed on 14 December 1998    [back]

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