The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the services provided by the Departments of the House of Commons
In July 2015 the House of Commons Commission agreed a delegation under the terms of paragraph 5 of schedule 1 of the House of Commons Administration Act 1978 to establish an Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee replaces the Management Board and is responsible for the management of the services provided by the Departments of the House of Commons and for delivering the strategy for the House Service set by the Commission.
The Committee currently consists of the Director General of the House of Commons (Chair), the Clerk of the House, and the Heads of the five House departments. The Director of the Parliamentary Digital Service is a co-opted member.
The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of the services provided for the House of Commons by the Departments of the House; advising the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons on the nature and level of services that should be provided by joint departments of the two Houses; and giving advice on these services to the Commission and the Finance Committee.
The Commission has delegated to the Executive Committee most of its statutory functions related to the employment of staff - including keeping terms and conditions in the House Service broadly in line with those in the Civil Service. It also maintains contact with the officially recognised trade unions through the Whitley Committee and its sub-committees.
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