UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
25 June 1979 Made

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments set out in paragraph (2) of this Order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The committees appointed under paragraph 1 of this Order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1. Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 9 | 3

2. Defence | Ministry of Defence | 10 | 3

3. Education, Science and Arts | Department of Education and Science | 9 | 3

4. Employment | Department of Employment | 9 | 3

5. Energy | Department of Energy | 10 | 3

6. Environment | Department of the Environment | 10 | 3

7. Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

8. Home Affairs | Home Office | 11 | 3

9. Industry and Trade | Department of Industry, Department of Trade | 11 | 3

10. Social Services | Department of Health and Social Security | 9 | 3

11. Transport | Department of Transport | 10 | 3

12. Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Civil Service Department, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

There shall in addition be a select committee to examine the reports of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and of the Health Services Commissioners for England, Scotland and Wales which are laid before this House, and matters in connection therewith: and the committee shall consist of eight members of whom the quorum shall be three.

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

There may be a sub-committee, drawn from the membership of two or more of the Energy, Environment, Industry and Trade, Transport and Treasury and Civil Service Committees, set up from time to time to consider any matter affecting two or more nationalised industries.

Select committees appointed under this Order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time ;

(b) to appoint persons with technical knowledge either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference ; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees ;

and the sub-committees appointed under this Order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this Order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

26 July 1979 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments set out in paragraph (2) of this Order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The committees appointed under paragraph 1 of this Order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1. Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 9 | 3

2. Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3. Education, Science and Arts | Department of Education and Science | 9 | 3

4. Employment | Department of Employment | 9 | 3

5. Energy | Department of Energy | 11 | 3

6. Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

7. Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

8. Home Affairs | Home Office | 11 | 3

9. Industry and Trade | Department of Industry, Department of Trade | 11 | 3

10. Social Services | Department of Health and Social Security | 9 | 3

11. Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

12. Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Civil Service Department, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

There shall in addition be a select committee to examine the reports of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and of the Health Services Commissioners for England, Scotland and Wales which are laid before this House, and matters in connection therewith: and the committee shall consist of eight members of whom the quorum shall be three.

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

There may be a sub-committee, drawn from the membership of two or more of the Energy, Environment, Industry and Trade, Transport and Treasury and Civil Service Committees, set up from time to time to consider any matter affecting two or more nationalised industries.

Select committees appointed under this Order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time ;

(b) to appoint persons with technical knowledge either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference ; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees ;

and the sub-committees appointed under this Order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this Order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

31 October 1979 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments set out in paragraph (2) of this Order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The committees appointed under paragraph 1 of this Order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1. Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 9 | 3

2. Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3. Education, Science and Arts | Department of Education and Science | 9 | 3

4. Employment | Department of Employment | 9 | 3

5. Energy | Department of Energy | 11 | 3

6. Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

7. Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

8. Home Affairs | Home Office | 11 | 3

9. Industry and Trade | Department of Industry, Department of Trade | 11 | 3

10. Social Services | Department of Health and Social Security | 9 | 3

11. Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

12. Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Civil Service Department, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

There shall in addition be a select committee to examine the reports of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and of the Health Services Commissioners for England, Scotland and Wales which are laid before this House, and matters in connection therewith: and the committee shall consist of eight members of whom the quorum shall be three.

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

There may be a sub-committee, drawn from the membership of two or more of the Energy, Environment, Industry and Trade, Scottish Affairs, Transport and Treasury and Civil Service Committees, set up from time to time to consider any matter affecting two or more nationalised industries.

Select committees appointed under this Order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time ;

(b) to appoint persons with technical knowledge either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference ; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees ;

and the sub-committees appointed under this Order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this Order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

30 October 1980 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments set out in paragraph (2) of this Order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this Order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1. Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 9 | 3

2. Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3. Education, Science and Arts | Department of Education and Science | 9 | 3

4. Employment | Department of Employment | 9 | 3

5. Energy | Department of Energy | 11 | 3

6. Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

7. Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

8. Home Affairs | Home Office | 11 | 3

9. Industry and Trade | Department of Industry, Department of Trade | 11 | 3

10. Social Services | Department of Health and Social Security | 9 | 3

11. Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

12. Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Civil Service Department, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

There shall in addition be a select committee to examine the reports of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, of the Health Service Commissioners for England, Scotland and Wales and of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration for Northern Ireland which are laid before this House, and matters in connection therewith; and the committee shall consist of eight Members of whom the quorum shall be three.

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

There may be a sub-committee, drawn from the membership of two or more of the Energy, Environment, Industry and Trade, Scottish Affairs, Transport and Treasury and Civil Service Committees, set up from time to time to consider any matter affecting two or more nationalised industries.

Select committees appointed under this Order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time ;

(b) to appoint persons with technical knowledge either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference ; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees ;

and the sub-committees appointed under this Order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this Order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

30 March 1983 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1. Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 9 | 3

2. Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3. Education, Science and Arts | Department of Education and Science | 9 | 3

4. Employment | Department of Employment | 9 | 3

5. Energy | Department of Energy | 11 | 3

6. Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

7. Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

8. Home Affairs | Home Office | 11 | 3

9. Industry and Trade | Department of Industry, Department of Trade | 11 | 3

10. Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office | 13 | 5

11. Social Services | Department of Health and Social Security | 9 | 3

12. Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

13. Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Management and Personnel Office, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

14. Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

There may be a sub-committee, drawn from the membership of two or more of the Energy, Environment, Industry and Trade, Scottish Affairs, Transport, and Treasury and Civil Service Committees, set up from time to time to consider any matter affecting two or more nationalised industries.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time ;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference ; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees ;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

14 December 1983 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1. Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2. Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3. Education, Science and Arts | Department of Education and Science | 11 | 3

4. Employment | Department of Employment | 11 | 3

5. Energy | Department of Energy | 11 | 3

6. Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

7. Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

8. Home Affairs | Home Office | 11 | 3

9. Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office | 13 | 5

10. Social Services | Department of Health and Social Security | 11 | 3

11. Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry | 11 | 3

12. Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

13. Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Management and Personnel Office, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

14. Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

There may be a sub-committee, drawn from the membership of two or more of the Energy, Environment, Trade and Industry, Scottish Affairs, Transport, and Treasury and Civil Service Committees, set up from time to time to consider any matter affecting two or more nationalised industries.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time ;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference ;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees ;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

23 May 1985 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1. Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2. Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3. Education, Science and Arts | Department of Education and Science | 11 | 3

4. Employment | Department of Employment | 11 | 3

5. Energy | Department of Energy | 11 | 3

6. Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

7. Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

8. Home Affairs | Home Office | 11 | 3

9. Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office | 13 | 5

10. Social Services | Department of Health and Social Security | 11 | 3

11. Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry | 11 | 3

12. Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

13. Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Management and Personnel Office, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

14. Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

There may be a sub-committee, drawn from the membership of two or more of the Energy, Environment, Trade and Industry, Scottish Affairs, Transport, and Treasury and Civil Service Committees, set up from time to time to consider any matter affecting two or more nationalised industries.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

26 May 1989 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1. Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2. Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3. Education, Science and Arts | Department of Education and Science | 11 | 3

4. Employment | Department of Employment | 11 | 3

5. Energy | Department of Energy | 11 | 3

6. Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

7. Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

8. Home Affairs | Home Office | 11 | 3

9. Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office | 13 | 5

10. Social Services | Department of Health and Social Security | 11 | 3

11. Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry | 11 | 3

12. Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

13. Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Management and Personnel Office, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

14. Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

There may be a sub-committee, drawn from the membership of two or more of the Energy, Environment, Trade and Industry, Scottish Affairs, Transport, and Treasury and Civil Service Committees, set up from time to time to consider any matter affecting two or more nationalised industries.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

01 February 1990 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1. Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2. Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3. Education, Science and Arts | Department of Education and Science | 11 | 3

4. Employment | Department of Employment | 11 | 3

5. Energy | Department of Energy | 11 | 3

6. Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

7. Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

8. Home Affairs | Home Office | 11 | 3

9. Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office | 13 | 5

10. Social Services | Department of Health and Social Security | 11 | 3

11. Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry | 11 | 3

12. Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

13. Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Management and Personnel Office, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

14. Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

There may be a sub-committee, drawn from the membership of two or more of the Energy, Environment, Trade and Industry, Scottish Affairs, Transport, and Treasury and Civil Service Committees, set up from time to time to consider any matter affecting two or more nationalised industries.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

19 October 1990 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1. Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2. Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3. Education, Science and Arts | Department of Education and Science | 11 | 3

4. Employment | Department of Employment | 11 | 3

5. Energy | Department of Energy | 11 | 3

6. Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

7. Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

8. Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

9. Home Affairs | Home Office | 11 | 3

10. Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office | 13 | 5

11. Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

12. Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry | 11 | 3

13. Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

14. Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Management and Personnel Office, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

15. Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

There may be a sub-committee, drawn from the membership of two or more of the Energy, Environment, Trade and Industry, Scottish Affairs, Transport, and Treasury and Civil Service Committees, set up from time to time to consider any matter affecting two or more nationalised industries.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee its evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

18 July 1991 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland).

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3 Education, Science and Arts | Department of Education and Science; Office of Arts and Libraries | 13 | 3

4 Employment | Department of Employment | 11 | 3

5 Energy | Department of Energy | 11 | 3

6 Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

7 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

8 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

9 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

10 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 13 | 5

11 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

12 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry | 11 | 3

13 Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

14 Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Office of the Minister for the Civil Service (but excluding the drafting of bills by the Parliamentary Counsel Office), Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

15 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Education, Science and Arts Committee (in respect of matters relating to science and technology principally within the responsibilities of the Department of Education and Science or an associated public body), the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the Committee of Public Accounts their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

30 June 1992 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies, and similar matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland).

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3 Education | Department for Education | 11 | 3

4 Employment | Department of Employment | 11 | 3

5 Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

7 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

9 National Heritage | Department of National Heritage | 11 | 3

10 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

11 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 11 | 3

12 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

13 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry | 11 | 3

14 Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

15 Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Office of Public Service and Science (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology and the drafting of bills by the Parliamentary Counsel Office), Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

16 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the Committee of Public Accounts their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

09 March 1994 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum numbers of Members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3 Education | Department for Education | 11 | 3

4 Employment | Department of Employment | 11 | 3

5 Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

7 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

9 National Heritage | Department of National Heritage | 11 | 3

9A Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

10 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

11 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 11 | 3

12 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

13 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry | 11 | 3

14 Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

15 Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Office of Public Service and Science (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology and the drafting of bills by the Parliamentary Counsel Office), Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

16 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the Committee of Public Accounts their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

24 November 1994 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3 Education | Department for Education | 11 | 3

4 Employment | Department of Employment | 11 | 3

5 Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

7 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

9 National Heritage | Department of National Heritage | 11 | 3

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry | 11 | 3

15 Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

16 Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Office of Public Service and Science (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology and the drafting of bills by the Parliamentary Counsel Office), Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

17 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the Committee of Public Accounts and to the Deregulation Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

17 July 1995 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3 Education | Department for Education | 11 | 3

4 Employment | Department of Employment | 11 | 3

5 Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

7 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

9 National Heritage | Department of National Heritage | 11 | 3

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry | 11 | 3

15 Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

16 Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Office of Public Service and Science (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology and the drafting of bills by the Parliamentary Counsel Office), Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

17 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the Committee of Public Accounts and to the Deregulation Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

02 November 1995 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3 Education | Department for Education | 11 | 3

4 Employment | Department of Employment | 11 | 3

5 Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

7 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

9 National Heritage | Department of National Heritage | 11 | 3

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry | 11 | 3

15 Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

16 Treasury and Civil Service | Treasury, Office of Public Service and Science (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology and the drafting of bills by the Parliamentary Counsel Office), Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs and Excise | 11 | 3

17 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury and Civil Service Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the Committee of Public Accounts and to the Deregulation Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

07 November 1995 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3 Education and Employment | Department for Education and Employment | 13 | 4

4 Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

5 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

6 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

7 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

8 National Heritage | Department of National Heritage | 11 | 3

9 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

10 Public Service | Office of Public Service (but excluding the drafting of bills by the Parliamentary Counsel Office) | 11 | 3

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11 | 3

15 Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

16 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11 | 3

17 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Education and Employment Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the Committee of Public Accounts and to the Deregulation Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

20 March 1997 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3 Education and Employment | Department for Education and Employment | 13 | 4

4 Environment | Department of the Environment | 11 | 3

5 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

6 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

7 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

8 National Heritage | Department of National Heritage | 11 | 3

9 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

10 Public Service | Office of Public Service (but excluding the drafting of bills by the Parliamentary Counsel Office) | 11 | 3

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11 | 3

15 Transport | Department of Transport | 11 | 3

16 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11 | 3

17 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Education and Employment Committee, the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the Committee of Public Accounts and to the Deregulation Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to adjourn from place to place, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

08 July 1997 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

3 Education and Employment | Department for Education and Employment | 17 | 5

4 Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs | Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions | 17 | 5

5 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

6 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

7 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

8 International Development | Department for International Development | 11 | 3

9 National Heritage | Department of National Heritage | 11 | 3

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11 | 3

15 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11 | 3

16 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Education and Employment Committee and the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee shall each have the power to appoint two sub-committees; and the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the Committee of Public Accounts and to the Deregulation Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under this order or any sub-committee thereof for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

25 July 1997 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11 | 3

3 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

4 Education and Employment | Department for Education and Employment | 17 | 5

5 Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs | Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions | 17 | 5

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

7 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

9 International Development | Department for International Development | 11 | 3

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11 | 3

15 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11 | 3

16 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Education and Employment Committee and the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee shall each have the power to appoint two sub-committees; and the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the Committee of Public Accounts and to the Deregulation Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under this order or any sub-committee thereof for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

10 November 1997 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11 | 3

3 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

4 Education and Employment | Department for Education and Employment | 17 | 5

5 Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs | Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions | 17 | 5

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

7 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

9 International Development | Department for International Development | 11 | 3

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11 | 3

15 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11 | 3

16 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Education and Employment Committee and the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee shall each have the power to appoint two sub-committees; and the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the Committee of Public Accounts, to the Deregulation Committee and to the Environmental Audit Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under this order or any sub-committee thereof for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

17 November 1998 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11 | 3

3 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

4 Education and Employment | Department for Education and Employment | 17 | 5

5 Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs | Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions | 17 | 5

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

7 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

9 International Development | Department for International Development | 11 | 3

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scottish Office; and administration and expenditure of the Lord Advocate's Departments, together with policy functions discharged by the Lord Advocate through the Scottish Courts Administration, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, advice given within government by Scottish Law Officers, and the drafting of bills| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11 | 3

15 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11 | 3

16 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office | 11 | 3

The Education and Employment Committee and the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee shall each have the power to appoint two sub-committees; and the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the European Scrutiny Committee, to the Committee of Public Accounts, to the Deregulation Committee and to the Environmental Audit Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports; or with the European Scrutiny Committee or any Sub-Committee thereof, for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under this order or any sub-committee thereof or with the European Scrutiny Committee or any sub-committee thereof, for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

25 October 1999 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11 | 3

3 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

4 Education and Employment | Department for Education and Employment | 17 | 5

5 Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs | Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions | 17 | 5

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

7 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

9 International Development | Department for International Development | 11 | 3

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11 | 3

15 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11 | 3

16 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office (Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales)) | 11 | 3

The Education and Employment Committee and the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee shall each have the power to appoint two sub-committees; and the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the European Scrutiny Committee, to the Committee of Public Accounts, to the Deregulation Committee and to the Environmental Audit Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports; or with the European Scrutiny Committee or any Sub-Committee thereof, for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under this order or any sub-committee thereof or with the European Scrutiny Committee or any sub-committee thereof, for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

29 March 2001 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11 | 3

3 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

4 Education and Employment | Department for Education and Employment | 17 | 5

5 Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs | Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions | 17 | 5

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

7 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

9 International Development | Department for International Development | 11 | 3

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11 | 3

15 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11 | 3

16 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office (Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales)) | 11 | 3

The Education and Employment Committee and the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee shall each have the power to appoint two sub-committees; and the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the European Scrutiny Committee, to the Committee of Public Accounts, to the Deregulation Committee and to the Environmental Audit Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports; or with the Environmental Audit Committee or with the European Scrutiny Committee or any Sub-Committee thereof, for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under this order or any sub-committee thereof or with the Environmental Audit Committee or with the European Scrutiny Committee or any sub-committee thereof, for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence and shall have a quorum of three.

Notwithstanding paragraphs (2) and (4) above, where more than two committees or sub-committees appointed under this order meet concurrently in accordance with paragraph (4) (e) above, the quorum of each such committee or sub-committee shall be two.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

02 May 2001 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned, the maximum numbers of each committee and the quorum in each case shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government department concerned | Maximum members | Quorum

1 Agriculture | Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food | 11 | 3

2 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11 | 3

3 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11 | 3

4 Education and Employment | Department for Education and Employment | 17 | 5

5 Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs | Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions | 17 | 5

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11 | 3

7 Health | Department of Health | 11 | 3

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11 | 3

9 International Development | Department for International Development | 11 | 3

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13 | 4

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11 | 3

12 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11 | 3

13 Social Security | Department of Social Security | 11 | 3

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11 | 3

15 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11 | 3

16 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office (Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales)) | 11 | 3

The Education and Employment Committee and the Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Committee shall each have the power to appoint two sub-committees; and the Foreign Affairs Committee, the Home Affairs Committee and the Treasury Committee shall each have the power to appoint one sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference;

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees;

(d) to communicate to any other such committee and to the European Scrutiny Committee, to the Committee of Public Accounts, to the Deregulation and Regulatory Reform Committee and to the Environmental Audit Committee their evidence and any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(e) to meet concurrently with any other such committee for the purposes of deliberating, taking evidence, or considering draft reports; or with the Environmental Audit Committee or with the European Scrutiny Committee or any Sub-Committee thereof, for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under this order or any sub-committee thereof or with the Environmental Audit Committee or with the European Scrutiny Committee or any sub-committee thereof, for the purposes of deliberating or taking evidence and shall have a quorum of three.

Notwithstanding paragraphs (2) and (4) above, where more than two committees or sub-committees appointed under this order meet concurrently in accordance with paragraph (4) (e) above, the quorum of each such committee or sub-committee shall be two.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

05 July 2001 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11

3 Education and Skills | Department for Education and Skills | 11

4 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 17

5 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11

6 Health | Department of Health | 11

7 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11

8 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

9 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

10 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11

11 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

12 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11

13 Transport, Local Government and the Regions | Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions | 17

14 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11

15 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office (Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales)) | 11

16 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee, and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and the Transport, Local Government and the Regions Committee shall have power to appoint two sub-committees.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees.

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

22 July 2002 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11

3 Education and Skills | Department for Education and Skills | 11

4 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 17

5 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11

6 Health | Department of Health | 11

7 Home Affairs | Home Office; policy, administration and expenditure of the Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11

8 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

9 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

10 Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions | Office of the Deputy Prime Minister | 11

11 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11

12 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

13 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11

14 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

15 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11

16 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office (Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales)) | 11

17 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee, and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee shall have power to appoint two sub-committees.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees.

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

27 January 2003 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11

3 Education and Skills | Department for Education and Skills | 11

4 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 17

5 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11

6 Health | Department of Health | 11

7 Home Affairs | Home Office; and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11

8 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

9 Lord Chancellor's Department | Lord Chancellor's Department (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments) | 11

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

11 Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions | Office of the Deputy Prime Minister | 11

12 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11

13 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11

15 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

16 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11

17 Welsh Affairs | Welsh Office (Office of the Secretary of State for Wales (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales)) | 11

18 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee, and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee shall have power to appoint two sub-committees.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees.

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

11 September 2003 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Constitutional Affairs | Department for Constitutional Affairs (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland) | 11

2 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

3 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11

4 Education and Skills | Department for Education and Skills | 11

5 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 17

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11

7 Health | Department of Health | 11

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11

9 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

11 Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions | Office of the Deputy Prime Minister | 11

12 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11

13 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 11

15 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

16 Treasury | Treasury, Board of Inland Revenue, Board of Customs & Excise | 11

17 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

18 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee, and the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee shall have power to appoint two sub-committees.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees.

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

13 July 2005 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Constitutional Affairs | Department for Constitutional Affairs (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland) | 11

2 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

3 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 14

4 Education and Skills | Department for Education and Skills | 11

5 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 14

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 14

7 Health | Department of Health | 11

8 Home Affairs | Home Office; and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 14

9 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

10 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

11 Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: Housing, Planning, Local Government and the Regions | Office of the Deputy Prime Minister | 11

12 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Technology | 11

13 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Technology) | 14

15 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

16 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 14

17 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

18 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees.

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

27 June 2006 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Communities and Local Government | Department for Communities and Local Government | 11

2 Constitutional Affairs | Department for Constitutional Affairs (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland) | 11

3 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

4 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 14

5 Education and Skills | Department for Education and Skills | 11

6 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 14

7 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 14

8 Health | Department of Health | 11

9 Home Affairs | Home Office; and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 14

10 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

11 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

12 Science and Technology | Office of Science and Innovation | 11

13 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

14 Trade and Industry | Department of Trade and Industry (but excluding the Office of Science and Innovation) | 14

15 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

16 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 14

17 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

18 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees.

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

25 July 2007 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform | Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform | 11

2 Children, Schools and Families | Department for Children, Schools and Families | 14

3 Communities and Local Government | Department for Communities and Local Government | 11

4 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

5 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 14

6 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 14

7 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 14

8 Health | Department of Health | 11

9 Home Affairs | Home Office | 14

10 Innovation, Universities and Skills | Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills | 14

11 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

12 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 14

13 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

14 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

15 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

16 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 14

17 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

18 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees.

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

11 March 2008 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business and Enterprise | Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform | 11

2 Children, Schools and Families | Department for Children, Schools and Families | 14

3 Communities and Local Government | Department for Communities and Local Government | 11

4 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

5 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 14

6 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 14

7 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 14

8 Health | Department of Health | 11

9 Home Affairs | Home Office | 14

10 Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills | Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills | 14

11 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

12 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 14

13 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

14 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

15 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

16 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 14

17 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

18 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees.

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

28 October 2008 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business and Enterprise | Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform | 11

2 Children, Schools and Families | Department for Children, Schools and Families | 14

3 Communities and Local Government | Department for Communities and Local Government | 11

4 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

5 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 14

6 Energy and Climate Change | Department of Energy and Climate Change | 14

7 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 14

8 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 14

9 Health | Department of Health | 11

10 Home Affairs | Home Office | 14

11 Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills | Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills | 14

12 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

13 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 14

14 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

15 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

16 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

17 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 14

18 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

19 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees, and to lay upon the Table of the House the minutes of the proceedings of sub-committees.

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time the minutes of their proceedings, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

25 November 2008 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business and Enterprise | Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform | 11

2 Children, Schools and Families | Department for Children, Schools and Families | 14

3 Communities and Local Government | Department for Communities and Local Government | 11

4 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

5 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 14

6 Energy and Climate Change | Department of Energy and Climate Change | 14

7 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 14

8 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 14

9 Health | Department of Health | 11

10 Home Affairs | Home Office | 14

11 Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills | Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills | 14

12 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

13 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 14

14 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

15 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

16 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

17 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 14

18 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

19 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the evidence taken before sub-committees, and the formal minutes of sub-committees;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time their formal minutes, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

25 June 2009 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business, Innovation and Skills | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | 11

2 Children, Schools and Families | Department for Children, Schools and Families | 14

3 Communities and Local Government | Department for Communities and Local Government | 11

4 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

5 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 14

6 Energy and Climate Change | Department of Energy and Climate Change | 14

7 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 14

8 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 14

9 Health | Department of Health | 11

10 Home Affairs | Home Office | 14

11 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

12 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 14

13 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

14 Science and Technology | Government Office for Science | 14

15 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

16 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

17 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 14

18 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

19 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the evidence taken before sub-committees, and the formal minutes of sub-committees;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time their formal minutes, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

22 February 2010 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business, Innovation and Skills | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | 11

2 Children, Schools and Families | Department for Children, Schools and Families | 11

3 Communities and Local Government | Department for Communities and Local Government | 11

4 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

5 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11

6 Energy and Climate Change | Department of Energy and Climate Change | 11

7 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 11

8 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11

9 Health | Department of Health | 11

10 Home Affairs | Home Office | 11

11 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

12 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11

13 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

14 Science and Technology | Government Office for Science | 11

15 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

16 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

17 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 11

18 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

19 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the evidence taken before sub-committees, and the formal minutes of sub-committees;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time their formal minutes, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

15 June 2010 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business, Innovation and Skills | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | 11

2 Communities and Local Government | Department for Communities and Local Government | 11

3 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

4 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11

5 Education | Department for Education | 11

6 Energy and Climate Change | Department of Energy and Climate Change | 11

7 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 11

8 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11

9 Health | Department of Health | 11

10 Home Affairs | Home Office | 11

11 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

12 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11

13 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

14 Science and Technology | Government Office for Science | 11

15 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

16 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

17 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 11

18 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

19 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the evidence taken before sub-committees, and the formal minutes of sub-committees;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time their formal minutes, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

11 October 2016 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | 11

2 Communities and Local Government | Department for Communities and Local Government | 11

3 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

4 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11

5 Education | Department for Education | 11

6 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 11

7 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11

8 Health | Department of Health | 11

9 Home Affairs | Home Office | 11

10 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

11 International Trade | Department for International Trade | 11

12 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11

13 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

14 Science and Technology | Government Office for Science | 11

15 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

16 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

17 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 11

18 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

19 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the evidence taken before sub-committees, and the formal minutes of sub-committees;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time their formal minutes, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

04 July 2017 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | 11

2 Communities and Local Government | Department for Communities and Local Government | 11

3 Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Culture, Media and Sport | 11

4 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11

5 Education | Department for Education | 11

6 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 11

7 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11

8 Health | Department of Health | 11

9 Home Affairs | Home Office | 11

10 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

11 International Trade | Department for International Trade | 11

12 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11

13 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

14 Science and Technology | Government Office for Science | 11

15 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

16 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

17 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 11

18 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

19 Women and Equalities | Government Equalities Office | 11

20 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the evidence taken before sub-committees, and the formal minutes of sub-committees;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time their formal minutes, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

12 September 2017 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | 11

2 Communities and Local Government | Department for Communities and Local Government | 11

3 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | 11

4 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11

5 Education | Department for Education | 11

6 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 11

7 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11

8 Health | Department of Health | 11

9 Home Affairs | Home Office | 11

10 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

11 International Trade | Department for International Trade | 11

12 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11

13 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

14 Science and Technology | Government Office for Science | 11

15 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

16 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

17 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 11

18 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

19 Women and Equalities | Government Equalities Office | 11

20 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the evidence taken before sub-committees, and the formal minutes of sub-committees;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time their formal minutes, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

20 February 2018 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | 11

2 Housing, Communities and Local Government | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government | 11

3 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | 11

4 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11

5 Education | Department for Education | 11

6 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 11

7 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11

8 Health and Social Care | Department of Health and Social Care | 11

9 Home Affairs | Home Office | 11

10 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

11 International Trade | Department for International Trade | 11

12 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11

13 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

14 Science and Technology | Government Office for Science | 11

15 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

16 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

17 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 11

18 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

19 Women and Equalities | Government Equalities Office | 11

20 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the evidence taken before sub-committees, and the formal minutes of sub-committees;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time their formal minutes, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

19 July 2018 Amended

Select committees shall be appointed to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the principal government departments as set out in paragraph (2) of this order and associated public bodies.

The committees appointed under paragraph (1) of this order, the principal departments of government with which they are concerned and the maximum numbers of each committee shall be as follows:

Name of Committee | Principal government departments concerned | Maximum members

1 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy | 11

2 Defence | Ministry of Defence | 11

3 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport | 11

4 Education | Department for Education | 11

5 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs | 11

6 Foreign Affairs | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | 11

7 Health and Social Care | Department of Health and Social Care | 11

8 Home Affairs | Home Office | 11

9 Housing, Communities and Local Government | Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government | 11

10 International Development | Department for International Development | 11

11 International Trade | Department for International Trade | 11

12 Justice | Ministry of Justice (including the work of staff provided for the administrative work of courts and tribunals, but excluding consideration of individual cases and appointments, and excluding the work of the Scotland and Wales Offices and of the Advocate General for Scotland); and administration and expenditure of the Attorney General's Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Serious Fraud Office (but excluding individual cases and appointments and advice given within government by Law Officers) | 11

13 Northern Ireland Affairs | Northern Ireland Office; administration and expenditure of the Crown Solicitor's Office (but excluding individual cases and advice given by the Crown Solicitor); and other matters within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (but excluding the expenditure, administration and policy of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Northern Ireland and the drafting of legislation by the Office of the Legislative Counsel) | 13

14 Science and Technology | Government Office for Science | 11

15 Scottish Affairs | Scotland Office (including (i) relations with the Scottish Parliament and (ii) administration and expenditure of the offices of the Advocate General for Scotland (but excluding individual cases and advice given within government by the Advocate General))| 11

16 Transport | Department for Transport | 11

17 Treasury | Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs | 11

18 Welsh Affairs | Wales Office (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales) | 11

19 Women and Equalities | Government Equalities Office | 11

20 Work and Pensions | Department for Work and Pensions | 11

Each select committee appointed under this order shall have the power to appoint a sub-committee.

Select committees appointed under this order shall have power-

(a) to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, and to report from time to time;

(b) to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the committee's order of reference; and

(c) to report from time to time the evidence taken before sub-committees, and the formal minutes of sub-committees;

and the sub-committees appointed under this order shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, to report from time to time their formal minutes, and shall have a quorum of three.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to a committee appointed under this order shall continue to be members of that committee for the remainder of the Parliament.