UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
30 March 1983 Made

There shall be a select committee to advise Mr. Speaker on the control of the accommodation and services in that part of the Palace of Westminster and its precincts occuped by or on behalf of the House of Commons, and to report thereon to the House.

The committee shall consist of nineteen Members.

The quorum of the committee shall be five.

The committee shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to report from time to time.

The committee shall have power to invite any specially qualified person, whom it may select, to attend any of its meetings in an advisory capacity on any architectural or related matters.

The committee shall have power to appoint sub-committees and to refer to such sub-committees any of the matters referred to the committee.

The quorum of every such sub-committee shall be two.

Every such sub-committee shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House and to report to the committee from time to time.

The committee shall have power to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees.

Any sub-committee which may be appointed to deal with the organisation of, and the provision of services in, the Library shall have the assistance of the Librarian.

Any sub-committee which may be appointed to consider the organisation of and services in the Refreshment Department shall have power to appoint specialist advisers for the purpose of particular inquiries, either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the sub-committee's order of reference.

Any sub-committee on computers that may be appointed shall have power to join with any sub-committee thereon that may be appointed by the Select Committee of the House of Lords on House of Lords Offices, to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity relating to the matter referred to it, and to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.

Unless the House otherwise orders, each Member nominated to the committee shall continue to be a member of it for the remainder of the Parliament.

27 March 1984 Amended

There shall be a select committee to advise Mr. Speaker on the control of the accommodation and services in that part of the Palace of Westminster and its precincts occuped by or on behalf of the House of Commons, and to report thereon to the House.

The committee shall consist of twenty Members.

The quorum of the committee shall be five.

The committee shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, and to report from time to time.

The committee shall have power to invite any specially qualified person, whom it may select, to attend any of its meetings in an advisory capacity on any architectural or related matters.

The committee shall have power to appoint sub-committees and to refer to such sub-committees any of the matters referred to the committee.

The quorum of every such sub-committee shall be two.

Every such sub-committee shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House and to report to the committee from time to time.

The committee shall have power to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees.

Any sub-committee which may be appointed to deal with the organisation of, and the provision of services in, the Library shall have the assistance of the Librarian.

Any sub-committee which may be appointed to consider the organisation of and services in the Refreshment Department shall have power to appoint specialist advisers for the purpose of particular inquiries, either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the sub-committee's order of reference.

Any sub-committee on computers that may be appointed shall have power to join with any sub-committee thereon that may be appointed by the Select Committee of the House of Lords on House of Lords Offices, to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity relating to the matter referred to it, and to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.

Unless the House otherwise orders, each Member nominated to the committee shall continue to be a member of it for the remainder of the Parliament.

26 May 1989 Amended

There shall be a select committee to advise Mr. Speaker on the control of the accommodation and services in that part of the Palace of Westminster and its precincts occuped by or on behalf of the House of Commons, and to report thereon to the House.

The committee shall consist of twenty Members.

The quorum of the committee shall be five.

The committee shall have power 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.

The committee shall have power to invite any specially qualified person, whom it may select, to attend any of its meetings in an advisory capacity on any architectural or related matters.

The committee shall have power to appoint sub-committees and to refer to such sub-committees any of the matters referred to the committee.

The quorum of every such sub-committee shall be two.

Every such sub-committee shall have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House, to adjourn from place to place, subject to the approval of the committee, and to report to the committee from time to time.

The committee shall have power to report from time to time the minutes of evidence taken before sub-committees.

Any sub-committee which may be appointed to deal with the organisation of, and the provision of services in, the Library shall have the assistance of the Librarian.

Any sub-committee which may be appointed to consider the organisation of the services in the Refreshment Department shall have power to appoint specialist advisers for the purpose of particular inquiries, either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity within the sub-committee's order of reference.

Any sub-committee on computers that may be appointed shall have power to join with any sub-committee thereon that may be appointed by the Select Committee of the House of Lords on House of Lords Offices and to appoint specialist advisers either to supply information which is not readily available or to elucidate matters of complexity relating to the matter referred to it.

Unless the House otherwise orders, each Member nominated to the committee shall continue to be a member of it for the remainder of the Parliament.

18 July 1991 Repealed Article repealed