UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
18 July 1991 Made

There shall be a select committee, to be called the Finance and Services Committee, to consider expenditure on and the administration of services for the House and-

(a) with the assistance of the Board of Management, to prepare the Estimates for the Votes for House of Commons (Administration) and (Works) for submission to the House of Commons Commission;

(b) to monitor the financial performance of the Departments of the House; and

(c) to report to the House of Commons Commission or Mr. Speaker on the financial and administrative implications of recommendations made to them by any of the committees appointed under Standing Orders No. 125 (Domestic Committees) or No. 125B (Select Committee on Broadcasting).

The committee shall consist of not more than eight Members, and the quorum shall be three.

The committee shall be assisted by the Accounting Officer and by other Officers of the House appropriate to the matters under consideration.

The committee 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 communicate to any committee appointed under Standing Orders No. 125 (Domestic Committees) and No. 125B (Select Committee on Broadcasting), or to the House of Commons Commission, its evidence or any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(c) to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under Standing Orders No. 125 (Domestic Committees) or No. 125B (Select Committee on Broadcasting), for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence.

The committee shall have leave to meet concurrently with any committee of the Lords on House of Lords Offices or any sub-committee of that committee, for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence, and to communicate to any such committee or sub-committee its evidence or any other documents relating to matters of common interest.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to the committee shall continue to be members of the committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

08 November 1991 Amended

There shall be a select committee, to be called the Finance and Services Committee, to consider expenditure on and the administration of services for the House and-

(a) with the assistance of the Board of Management, to prepare the Estimates for the Votes for House of Commons (Administration) and (Works) for submission to the House of Commons Commission;

(b) to monitor the financial performance of the Departments of the House; and

(c) to report to the House of Commons Commission or Mr. Speaker on the financial and administrative implications of recommendations made to them by any of the committees appointed under Standing Orders No. 125 (Domestic Committees) or No. 125B (Select Committee on Broadcasting).

The committee shall consist of not more than nine Members, and the quorum shall be three.

The committee shall be assisted by the Accounting Officer and by other Officers of the House appropriate to the matters under consideration.

The committee 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 communicate to any committee appointed under Standing Orders No. 125 (Domestic Committees) and No. 125B (Select Committee on Broadcasting), or to the House of Commons Commission, its evidence or any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(c) to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under Standing Orders No. 125 (Domestic Committees) or No. 125B (Select Committee on Broadcasting), for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence.

The committee shall have leave to meet concurrently with any committee of the Lords on House of Lords Offices or any sub-committee of that committee, for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence, and to communicate to any such committee or sub-committee its evidence or any other documents relating to matters of common interest.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to the committee shall continue to be members of the committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

24 November 1994 Amended

There shall be a select committee, to be called the Finance and Services Committee, to consider expenditure on and the administration of services for the House and-

(a) with the assistance of the Board of Management, to prepare the Estimates for the Votes for House of Commons (Administration) and (Works) for submission to the House of Commons Commission;

(b) to monitor the financial performance of the Departments of the House; and

(c) to report to the House of Commons Commission or the Speaker on the financial and administrative implications of recommendations made to them by any of the committees appointed under Standing Orders No. 125 (Domestic Committees) or No. 125B (Select Committee on Broadcasting).

The committee shall consist of not more than nine Members, and the quorum shall be three.

The committee shall be assisted by the Accounting Officer and by other Officers of the House appropriate to the matters under consideration.

The committee 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 communicate to any committee appointed under Standing Orders No. 125 (Domestic Committees) and No. 125B (Select Committee on Broadcasting), or to the House of Commons Commission, its evidence or any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(c) to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under Standing Orders No. 125 (Domestic Committees) or No. 125B (Select Committee on Broadcasting), for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence.

The committee shall have leave to meet concurrently with any committee of the Lords on House of Lords Offices or any sub-committee of that committee, for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence, and to communicate to any such committee or sub-committee its evidence or any other documents relating to matters of common interest.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to the committee shall continue to be members of the committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

20 March 1997 Amended

There shall be a select committee, to be called the Finance and Services Committee, to consider expenditure on and the administration of services for the House and-

(a) with the assistance of the Board of Management, to prepare the Estimates for the Votes for House of Commons (Administration) and (Works) for submission to the House of Commons Commission;

(b) to monitor the financial performance of the Departments of the House; and

(c) to report to the House of Commons Commission or the Speaker on the financial and administrative implications of recommendations made to them by any of the committees appointed under Standing Orders No. 142 (Domestic Committees) or No. 139 (Select Committee on Broadcasting).

The committee shall consist of not more than nine Members, and the quorum shall be three.

The committee shall be assisted by the Accounting Officer and by other Officers of the House appropriate to the matters under consideration.

The committee 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 communicate to any committee appointed under Standing Orders No. 142 (Domestic Committees) and No. 139 (Select Committee on Broadcasting), or to the House of Commons Commission, its evidence or any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(c) to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under Standing Orders No. 142 (Domestic Committees) or No. 139 (Select Committee on Broadcasting), for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence.

The committee shall have leave to meet concurrently with any committee of the Lords on House of Lords Offices or any sub-committee of that committee, for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence, and to communicate to any such committee or sub-committee its evidence or any other documents relating to matters of common interest.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to the committee shall continue to be members of the committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

18 July 1997 Amended

There shall be a select committee, to be called the Finance and Services Committee, to consider expenditure on and the administration of services for the House and-

(a) with the assistance of the Board of Management, to prepare the Estimates for the Votes for House of Commons (Administration) and (Works) for submission to the House of Commons Commission;

(b) to monitor the financial performance of the Departments of the House; and

(c) to report to the House of Commons Commission or the Speaker on the financial and administrative implications of recommendations made to them by any of the committees appointed under Standing Orders No. 142 (Domestic Committees) or No. 139 (Select Committee on Broadcasting).

The committee shall consist of not more than eleven Members, and the quorum shall be three.

The committee shall be assisted by the Accounting Officer and by other Officers of the House appropriate to the matters under consideration.

The committee 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 communicate to any committee appointed under Standing Orders No. 142 (Domestic Committees) and No. 139 (Select Committee on Broadcasting), or to the House of Commons Commission, its evidence or any other documents relating to matters of common interest; and

(c) to meet concurrently with any committee appointed under Standing Orders No. 142 (Domestic Committees) or No. 139 (Select Committee on Broadcasting), for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence.

The committee shall have leave to meet concurrently with any committee of the Lords on House of Lords Offices or any sub-committee of that committee, for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence, and to communicate to any such committee or sub-committee its evidence or any other documents relating to matters of common interest.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to the committee shall continue to be members of the committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

05 July 2001 Amended

There shall be a select committee, to be called the Finance and Services Committee, to consider expenditure on and the administration of services for the House and-

(a) with the assistance of the Board of Management, to prepare the Estimates for the Votes for House of Commons (Administration) and (Works) for submission to the House of Commons Commission;

(b) to monitor the financial performance of the Departments of the House; and

(c) to report to the House of Commons Commission or the Speaker on the financial and administrative implications of recommendations made to them by any of the committees appointed under Standing Orders No. 142 (Domestic Committees) or No. 139 (Select Committee on Broadcasting).

The committee shall consist of not more than eleven Members.

The committee shall be assisted by the Accounting Officer and by other Officers of the House appropriate to the matters under consideration.

The committee 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; and

(b) to communicate its evidence to the House of Commons Commission.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to the committee shall continue to be members of the committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

13 July 2005 Amended

There shall be a select committee, to be called the Finance and Services Committee, to consider expenditure on and the administration of services for the House and-

(a) with the assistance of the Board of Management, to prepare the Estimates for House of Commons: Administration for submission to the House of Commons Commission;

(b) to monitor the financial performance of the House Administration; and

(c) to report to the House of Commons Commission or the Speaker on the financial and administrative implications of recommendations made to them by the Administration Committee.

The committee shall consist of not more than eleven Members.

The committee shall be assisted by the Accounting Officer and by other Officers of the House appropriate to the matters under consideration.

The committee 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; and

(b) to communicate its evidence to the House of Commons Commission.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to the committee shall continue to be members of the committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

20 March 2013 Amended

There shall be a select committee, to be called the Finance and Services Committee, to consider expenditure on and the administration of services provided from the Estimates for the House of Commons and-

(a) with the assistance of the Management Board, to prepare the Estimates for House of Commons: Administration for submission to the House of Commons Commission;

(b) with the assistance of the Accounting Officer, to prepare the Estimates for House of Commons: Members for submission to the Members Estimate Committee;

(c) to monitor the financial performance of the House Administration; and

(d) to report to the House of Commons Commission and the Members Estimate Committee or the Speaker on the financial and administrative implications of recommendations made to them by other Committees of the House.

The committee shall consist of not more than eleven Members.

The committee shall be assisted by the Accounting Officer and by other Officers of the House appropriate to the matters under consideration.

The committee 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; and

(b) to communicate its evidence to the House of Commons Commission or the Members Estimate Committee as appropriate.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to the committee shall continue to be members of the committee for the remainder of the Parliament.

10 March 2015 Amended

There shall be a select committee, to be called the Finance Committee, to consider expenditure on and the administration of services provided from the Estimates for the House of Commons and-

(a) with the assistance of the Executive Committee, to prepare the Estimates for House of Commons: Administration for submission to the House of Commons Commission;

(b) with the assistance of the Accounting Officer, to prepare the Estimates for House of Commons: Members for submission to the Members Estimate Committee;

(c) to monitor the financial performance of the House Administration; and

(d) to report to the House of Commons Commission and the Members Estimate Committee or the Speaker on the financial and administrative implications of recommendations made to them by other Committees of the House.

The committee shall consist of not more than eleven Members.

The committee shall be assisted by the Accounting Officer and by other Officers of the House appropriate to the matters under consideration.

The committee 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; and

(b) to communicate its evidence to the House of Commons Commission or the Members Estimate Committee as appropriate.

Unless the House otherwise orders, all Members nominated to the committee shall continue to be members of the committee for the remainder of the Parliament.