Minutes of Proceedings
The International Development Committee
The International Development CommitteeThe International Development Committee is appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for International Development. Its constitution and powers are set out in House of Commons Standing Order No. 152.
The Committee has a maximum of eleven 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 since its nomination on 14 July 1997 is as follows:
Mr Dennis Canavan MP (Falkirk West, Labour) (discharged 01.02.1999)
Mr Bowen Wells was elected Chairman 16 July 1997.
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 or sub-committees established under Standing Order No. 152 for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence or considering draft reports. The Committee may meet concurrently with the House's European Scrutiny Committee (or any of its sub-committees) or the Environmental Audit Committee for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence. The Committee may exchange documents and evidence with any of these committees, as well as with the House's Public Accounts and Deregulation Committees.
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/indhome.htm.
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the International Development Committee, Committee Office, 7 Millbank House of Commons, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 1221; the Committee's e-mail address is: [email protected]
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