Select Committee on Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions Minutes of Proceedings Report

The ODPM: Housing, Planning, Local Government the Regions Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and its associated public bodies.

The membership of the Committee since its nomination on 23 July 2002 has been:

Andrew Bennett MP (Labour, Denton and Reddish) (Chairman)

Sir Paul Beresford MP (Conservative, Mole Valley)

John Bercow MP (Conservative, Buckingham) ‡ (added 16 December 2002)

Clive Betts MP (Labour, Sheffield Attercliffe) ‡ §

Mr Alistair Burt MP (Conservative, North East Bedfordshire) ‡ (discharged 16 December 2002)

David Clelland MP (Labour, Tyne Bridge)

Mr John Cummings MP (Labour, Easington)

Chris Mole MP (Labour, Ipswich)

Mr Bill O'Brien MP (Labour, Normanton)

Dr John Pugh MP (Liberal Democrat, Southport)

Christine Russell MP (Labour, City of Chester)

Mr Gary Streeter MP (Conservative, South West Devon)

‡ Member of the Urban Affairs Sub-Committee

§ Chairman of the Urban Affairs Sub-Committee


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


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 Committee, Committee Office, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 4972; the Committee's e-mail address is: .

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