Defintion and administration of ODA: Government response to the Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2017-19

The International Development Committee

The International Development Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for International Development and its associated public bodies.

Current membership

Stephen Twigg MP (Labour (Co-op), Liverpool, West Derby) (Chair)

Richard Burden MP (Labour, Birmingham, Northfield)

Mr Nigel Evans MP (Conservative, Ribble Valley)

Mrs Pauline Latham OBE MP (Conservative, Mid Derbyshire)

Chris Law MP (Scottish National Party, Dundee West)

Mr Ivan Lewis MP (Independent, Bury South)

Mark Menzies MP (Conservative, Fylde)

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP (Labour (Co-op), Brighton, Kemptown)

Paul Scully MP (Conservative, Sutton and Cheam)

Mr Virendra Sharma MP (Labour, Ealing Southall)

Henry Smith MP (Conservative, Crawley)

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

James Duddridge MP (Conservative, Rochford and Southend East)


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 and in print by Order of the House. Evidence relating to this Report is published on the relevant inquiry page of the Committee’s website.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Fergus Reid (Clerk), Rob Page (Second Clerk), Rachael Cox, Rebecca Usden and Louise Whitley (Committee Specialists), Alison Pickard (Senior Committee Assistant), Paul Hampson and Rowena Macdonald (Committee Assistants), and Estelle Currie and Lucy Dargahi (Media Officers).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the International Development Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 1223; the Committee’s email address is

Published: 13 September 2018