Accountability to the House of Commons of Secretaries of State in the House of Lords - Procedure Committee Contents

Procedure Committee

The Procedure Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to consider the practice and procedure of the House in the conduct of public business, and to make recommendations.

Membership during the Session

Rt Hon Greg Knight MP (Conservative, Yorkshire East) (Chairman, from 9.11.05)

Ms Celia Barlow MP (Labour, Hove)

Mr Ian Cawsey (Labour, Brigg & Goole)

Mr Christopher Chope MP (Conservative, Christchurch)

Ms Katy Clark MP (Labour, North Ayrshire and Arran)

Mr Mark Field MP (Conservative, Cities of London and Westminster)

Mr Roger Gale MP (Conservative, North Thanet)

John Hemming MP (Liberal Democrat, Birmingham, Yardley)

Mr Eric Illsley MP (Labour, Barnsley Central)

Mrs Siân C. James MP (Labour, Swansea East)

Mrs Linda Riordan MP (Labour, Halifax)

Sir Robert Smith MP (Liberal Democrat, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine)

Sir Peter Soulsby MP (Labour, Leicester South)

The following Members were also members of the Committee during the Parliament:

Mr David Anderson MP (Labour, Blaydon)

Mr Jim Cunningham MP (Labour, Coventry South)

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

Mr David Gauke MP (Conservative, South West Hertfordshire)

Andrew Gwynne MP (Labour, Denton and Reddish)

Rosemary McKenna MP (Labour, Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East)

Sir Nicholas Winterton MP (Conservative, Macclesfield) (Chairman till 9.11.05)

Mr Rob Wilson MP (Conservative, Reading East)


The powers of the Committee are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No 147. 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 Dr Lynn Gardner and Miss Sara Howe (Clerks) and Rowena Macdonald (Committee Assistant).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Procedure Committee, Journal Office, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA . The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 3318; the Committee's email address is

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