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Committee of Privileges

The Committee of Privileges is appointed to consider specific matters relating to privileges referred to it by the House. The scope of any inquiry comprises all matters relevant to the matter referred.

Current membership

Chris Bryant MP (Labour, Rhondda)

Andy Carter MP (Conservative, Warrington South)

Alberto Costa MP (Conservative, South Leicestershire)

Chris Elmore MP (Labour, Ogmore)

Mark Fletcher MP (Conservative, Bolsover)

Sir Bernard Jenkin MP (Conservative, Harwich and North Essex)

Anne McLaughlin MP (Scottish National Party, Glasgow North East)


The powers of the Committee are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No. 148A. These are available on the internet via


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

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Paul Connolly (Media Officer), Arvind Gunnoo (Committee Operations Officer), Dr Robin James (Clerk), Stuart Ramsay (Second Clerk – Standards), and Ben Street (Second Clerk – Privileges).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Committee of Privileges, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 0207 219 1493; the Committee’s email address is

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