General Committees

The report of the Modernisation Select Committee, The Legislative Process, in July 2006 recommended changes to Standing Committees as they existed in the House of Commons. The committee’s recommendations focussed on those standing committees associated with the consideration of Public Bills but precipitated a change in the naming of other committees that previously came under the heading of standing committee. This Factsheet discusses the history and the current use made of these committees by the House of Commons.

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