Select Committee on International Development Minutes of Proceedings Report


The International Development Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for International Development and its associated public bodies.

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 16 July 2001.

Tony Baldry MP (Conservative, Banbury) (added 19.07.01)

John Barrett MP (Liberal Democrat, Edinburgh West) (added 26.02.02)

Mr John Battle MP (Labour, Leeds West)

Hugh Bayley MP (Labour, City of York)

Alistair Burt MP (Conservative, North East Bedfordshire) (discharged 12.11.01)

Mr Alistair Carmichael MP (Liberal Democrat, Orkney & Shetland)

(added 05.11.01, discharged 26.02.02)

Ann Clwyd MP (Labour, Cynon Valley)

Mr Tony Colman MP (Labour, Putney)

Mr Nigel Jones MP (Liberal Democrat, Cheltenham) (discharged 05.11.01)

Mr Piara S. Khabra MP (Labour, Ealing Southall)

Mr Edward Leigh MP (Conservative, Gainsborough) (discharged 19.07.01)

Chris McCafferty MP (Labour, Calder Valley)

Mr Andrew Robathan MP (Conservative, Blaby)

Mr Robert Walter MP (Conservative, North Dorset) (added 12.11.01)

Tony Worthington MP (Labour, Clydebank and Milngavie)

Mr Tony Baldry was elected Chairman on 19 July 2001


The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in the House of Commons Standing Orders, principally SO No. 152. These are available on the Internet via


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All correspondence should be addressed to The Clerk of the International Development Committee, Committee Office, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is: 020 7219 1223; the Committee's e-mail address is:

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