Documents considered by the Committee on 6 December 2017 Contents

Standing Order and membership

The European Scrutiny Committee is appointed under Standing Order No.143 to examine European Union documents and—

The expression “European Union document” covers—

The Committee’s powers are set out in Standing Order No. 143.

The scrutiny reserve resolution, passed by the House, provides that Ministers should not give agreement to EU proposals which have not been cleared by the European Scrutiny Committee, or on which, when they have been recommended by the Committee for debate, the House has not yet agreed a resolution. The scrutiny reserve resolution is printed with the House’s Standing Orders, which are available at

Current membership

Sir William Cash MP (Conservative, Stone) (Chair)

Douglas Chapman MP (Scottish National Party, Dunfermline and West Fife)

Geraint Davies MP (Labour/Cooperative, Swansea West)

Steve Double MP (Conservative, St Austell and Newquay)

Richard Drax MP (Conservative, South Dorset)

Mr Marcus Fysh MP (Conservative, Yeovil)

Kate Green MP (Labour, Stretford and Urmston)

Kate Hoey MP (Labour, Vauxhall)

Kelvin Hopkins MP (Independent, Luton North)

Darren Jones MP (Labour, Bristol North West)

Mr David Jones MP (Conservative, Clwyd West)

Stephen Kinnock MP (Labour, Aberavon)

Andrew Lewer MP (Conservative, Northampton South)

Michael Tomlinson MP (Conservative, Mid Dorset and North Poole)

David Warburton MP (Conservative, Somerton and Frome)

Dr Philippa Whitford MP (Scottish National Party, Central Ayrshire)

11 December 2017