UK House of Commons

Life of a Standing Order

Date Change Text
05 July 2001 Made

Any select committee or sub-committee with power to send for persons, papers and records shall have power-

(a) to communicate its evidence to any other select committee or sub-committee of either House of Parliament; provided that evidence from the National Audit Office shall first have been agreed between that Office and the government department or departments concerned;

(b) to meet concurrently with any such committee or sub-committee for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence; and

(c) to meet concurrently with any other select committee of this House for the purpose of considering a draft report.

Where two or more select committees have agreed reports to the House in identical terms, those reports may be published as a joint report.

14 May 2002 Amended

Any select committee or sub-committee with power to send for persons, papers and records shall have power-

(a) to communicate its evidence to any other select committee or sub-committee of either House of Parliament or to the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly or to any of their committees; provided that evidence from the National Audit Office shall first have been agreed between that Office and the government department or departments concerned;

(b) to meet concurrently with any committee or sub-committee of either House of Parliament for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence;

(c) to meet concurrently with any other select committee of this House for the purpose of considering a draft report; and

(d) to agree in the choice of a chairman for any concurrent meetings.

Where two or more select committees have agreed reports to the House in identical terms, those reports may be published as a joint report.

13 July 2005 Amended

Any select committee or sub-committee with power to send for persons, papers and records shall have power-

(a) to communicate its evidence to any other select committee or sub-committee of either House of Parliament or to the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly or to any of their committees; provided that evidence from the National Audit Office shall first have been agreed between that Office and the government department or departments concerned;

(b) to meet concurrently with any committee or sub-committee of either House of Parliament for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence;

(c) to meet concurrently with any other select committee of this House for the purpose of considering a draft report; and

(d) to agree in the choice of a chairman for any concurrent meetings.

Where two or more select committees have agreed reports to the House in identical terms, those reports may be published as a joint report.

The Welsh Affairs Committee may invite members of any specified committee of the National Assembly for Wales to attend and participate in its proceedings (but not to vote).

25 November 2008 Amended

Any select committee or sub-committee with power to send for persons, papers and records shall have power-

(a) to communicate its evidence to any other select committee or sub-committee of either House of Parliament or to the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly or to any of their committees; provided that evidence from the National Audit Office shall first have been agreed between that Office and the government department or departments concerned;

(b) to meet concurrently with any committee or sub-committee of either House of Parliament for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence;

(ba) to agree with any other select committee or sub-committee of this House on the exercise of any power which each of those committees, or sub-committees may separately have to appoint specialist advisers, to authorise witnesses to publish written evidence submitted by them, or to adjourn from place to place;

(c) to meet concurrently with any other select committee of this House for the purpose of considering a draft report; and

(d) to agree in the choice of a chairman for any concurrent meetings.

Where two or more select committees have agreed reports to the House in identical terms, those reports may be published as a joint report.

The Welsh Affairs Committee may invite members of any specified committee of the National Assembly for Wales to attend and participate in its proceedings (but not to vote).

04 March 2010 Amended

Any select committee or sub-committee with power to send for persons, papers and records shall have power-

(a) to communicate its evidence to any other select committee or sub-committee of either House of Parliament or to the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly or to any of their committees; provided that evidence from the National Audit Office shall first have been agreed between that Office and the government department or departments concerned;

(b) to meet concurrently with any committee or sub-committee of either House of Parliament for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence;

(ba) to agree with any other select committee or sub-committee of this House on the exercise of any power which each of those committees, or sub-committees may separately have to appoint specialist advisers, to authorise witnesses to publish written evidence submitted by them, or to adjourn from place to place;

(c) to meet concurrently with any other select committee of this House for the purpose of considering a draft report; and

(d) to agree in the choice of a chair for any concurrent meetings.

Where two or more select committees have agreed reports to the House in identical terms, those reports may be published as a joint report.

The Welsh Affairs Committee may invite members of any specified committee of the National Assembly for Wales to attend and participate in its proceedings (but not to vote).

27 November 2018 Amended

Any select committee or sub-committee with power to send for persons, papers and records shall have power-

(a) to communicate its evidence to any other select committee or sub-committee of either House of Parliament or to the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly or to any of their committees; provided that evidence from the National Audit Office shall first have been agreed between that Office and the government department or departments concerned;

(b) to meet concurrently with any committee or sub-committee of either House of Parliament for the purpose of deliberating or taking evidence;

(ba) to agree with any other select committee or sub-committee of this House on the exercise of any power which each of those committees, or sub-committees may separately have to appoint specialist advisers, to authorise witnesses to publish written evidence submitted by them, or to adjourn from place to place;

(c) to meet concurrently with any other select committee of this House for the purpose of considering a draft report;

(d) to agree in the choice of a chair for any concurrent meetings; and

(e) to invite members of any other committee to which this order applies to attend any meeting and, at the discretion of the Chair, ask questions of witnesses or otherwise participate in its proceedings; but no member of another committee so invited may move any motion or amendment, vote or count towards the quorum.

Where two or more select committees have agreed reports to the House in identical terms, those reports may be published as a joint report.

The Welsh Affairs Committee may invite members of any specified committee of the National Assembly for Wales to attend and participate in its proceedings (but not to vote).