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Exiting the European Union Committee

The Exiting the European Union Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department for Exiting the European Union and related matters falling within the responsibilities of associated public bodies.

Current membership

Hilary Benn MP (Labour, Leeds Central) (Chair)

Alistair Burt MP (Conservative, North East Bedfordshire)

Mr Alistair Carmichael MP (Liberal Democrat, Orkney and Shetland)

Maria Caulfield MP (Conservative, Lewes)

Joanna Cherry MP (Scottish National Party, Edinburgh South West)

Mark Durkan MP (Social Democratic & Labour Party, Foyle)

Jonathan Edwards MP (Plaid Cymru, Carmarthen East and Dinefwr)

Michael Gove MP (Conservative, Surrey Heath)

Peter Grant MP (Scottish National Party, Glenrothes)

Andrea Jenkyns MP (Conservative, Morley and Outwood)

Jeremy Lefroy MP (Conservative, Stafford)

Mr Peter Lilley MP (Conservative, Hitchin and Harpenden)

Karl McCartney MP (Conservative, Lincoln)

Mr Pat McFadden MP (Labour, Wolverhampton South East)

Craig Mackinlay MP (Conservative, South Thanet)

Seema Malhotra MP (Labour (Co-op), Feltham and Heston)

Dominic Raab MP (Conservative, Esher and Walton)

Emma Reynolds MP (Labour, Wolverhampton North East)

Stephen Timms MP (Labour, East Ham)

Mr John Whittingdale MP (Conservative, Maldon)

Sammy Wilson MP (Democratic Unionist Party, East Antrim)


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


Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website at and in print by Order of the House.

Evidence relating to this report is published on the inquiry publications page of the Committee’s website.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are James Rhys (Committee Clerk), Claire Cozens (Second Clerk), Shakera Ali (Inquiry Manager), Dr Ariella Huff (Senior Committee Specialist), Duma Langton (Committee Specialist), Judy Goodall (Committee Specialist), Hannah Finer (Senior Committee Assistant), Jamie Mordue (Senior Committee Assistant), Henry Ayi-Hyde (Committee Assistant) and Nick Davies (Media Officer).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Exiting the European Union Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 5430; the Committee’s email address is

3 April 2017