The Committee of Privileges is appointed by the House of Commons to consider specific matters relating to privilege referred to it by the House.
The following member was also a member of the Committee during the Parliament:
The constitution and powers of the Committee are set out in Standing Order No. 148A. The Law Officers, if they are Members of the House, may attend and take part in the Committee’s proceedings, but may not vote.
The current staff of the Committee are Dr Lynn Gardner (Clerk), Jennifer Burch (Second Clerk), and Cecilia Santi O Desanti (Committee Assistant). The Committee also has the assistance of Michael Carpenter (Speaker’s Counsel) and Helen Kinghorn (Assistant Counsel).
All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Committee of Privileges, Journal Office, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general inquiries is 020 7219 6615.
13 September 2016