School Accountability - Children, Schools and Families Committee Contents

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 Karen Buck MP (Labour, Regent's Park & Kensington North)

Mr Douglas Carswell MP (Conservative, Harwich)

Mr David Chaytor MP (Labour, Bury North)

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)

Helen Southworth MP (Labour, Warrington South)

Mr Graham Stuart MP (Conservative, Beverley & Holderness)

Mr Edward Timpson MP (Conservative, Crewe & Nantwich)

Derek Twigg MP (Labour, Halton)

Lynda Waltho MP (Labour, Stourbridge)

The following members were also members of the Committee during the inquiry.

Mr John Heppell MP (Labour, Nottingham East)

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


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


The current staff of the Committee are Kenneth Fox (Clerk), Anne-Marie Griffiths (Second Clerk), Emma Wisby (Committee Specialist), Judith Boyce (Committee Specialist), Jenny Nelson (Senior Committee Assistant), Kathryn Smith (Committee Assistant), Sharon Silcox (Committee Support Assistant), and Brendan Greene (Office 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 csfcom@parliament

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