Select Committee on Children, Schools and Families Fourth Report

The Children, Schools and Families Committee

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

Membership at time Report agreed

Mr Barry Sheerman MP (Labour, Huddersfield) (Chairman)

Annette Brooke MP (Liberal Democrat, Mid Dorset & Poole North)

Ms Dawn Butler MP (Labour, Brent South)

Mr Douglas Carswell MP (Conservative, Harwich)

Mr David Chaytor MP (Labour, Bury North)

Mr John Heppell MP (Labour, Nottingham East)

Mrs Sharon Hodgson MP (Labour, Gateshead East & Washington West)
Paul Holmes MP (Liberal Democrat, Chesterfield)

Fiona Mactaggart MP (Labour, Slough)

Mr Andrew Pelling MP (Independent, Croydon Central)

Mr Andy Slaughter MP (Labour, Ealing, Acton & Shepherd's Bush)

Mr Graham Stuart MP (Conservative, Beverley & Holderness)

Mr Edward Timpson MP (Conservative, Crewe & Nantwich)

Lynda Waltho MP (Labour, Stourbridge)


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

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Kenneth Fox (Clerk), Sarah Thatcher, (Second Clerk), Emma Wisby (Committee Specialist), Judith Boyce (Committee Specialist), Jenny Nelson (Senior Committee Assistant), Susan Ramsay (Committee Assistant), and John Kittle (Committee Support Assistant).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Children, Schools and Families Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6181; the Committee's e-mail address is

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