Sustainable Development in a Changing Climate: Government Response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2008-2009 - International Development Committee Contents

International Development Committee

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.

Current membership

Malcolm Bruce MP (Liberal Democrat, Gordon) (Chairman)

John Battle MP (Labour, Leeds West)

Hugh Bayley MP (Labour, City of York)

Richard Burden MP (Labour, Birmingham Northfield)

Nigel Evans MP (Conservative, Ribble Valley)

Mr Mark Hendrick MP (Labour Co-op, Preston)

Daniel Kawczynski MP (Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham)

Mark Lancaster MP (Conservative, Milton Keynes North East)

Mr Virendra Sharma (Labour, Ealing Southall)

Mr Marsha Singh MP (Labour, Bradford West)

Andrew Stunell (Liberal Democrat, Hazel Grove)

John Bercow MP (Conservative, Buckingham), Mr Stephen Crabb MP (Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire) and Jim Sheridan MP (Labour, Paisley and Renfrewshire North) were also members of the Committee during this inquiry.


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 staff of the Committee are Carol Oxborough (Clerk), Keith Neary (Second Clerk), Anna Dickson (Committee Specialist), Chlöe Challender (Committee Specialist), Ian Hook (Senior Committee Assistant), Vanessa Hallinan (Committee Assistant), John Kittle (Committee Support Assistant) and Alex Paterson (Media Officer).


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

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