Sessional Returns Session 1997-98 - Contents


22. Modernisation of the House of Commons    

The Committee was nominated on 4 June 1998.

It had 15 Members and held 67 meetings.



MembersMeetings attended

*Beckett, Mrs Margaret (Chairman) (added, 29.7.98) 5
*Taylor, Mrs Ann (Chairman) (discharged, 29.7.98)62
Ashton, Mr Joe (discharged, 23.2.98)23
Caplin, Mr Ivor (added, 5.11.98) 2
Cormack, Sir Patrick (discharged, 30.7.97)13
Drew, Mr David (added, 3.2.98)27
Edwards, Mr Huw (discharged, 3.2.98)26
Emery, Sir Peter 49
Goodlad, Sir Alistair (discharged, 27.6.97)2
Hall, Mr Mike (discharged, 5.11.98) 57
Jackson, Ms Helen56
Pike, Mr Peter L.64
Shephard, Mrs Gillian (added, 27.6.97; discharged, 5.6.98)39
Shepherd, Mr Richard (added, 30.7.97)44
Soley, Mr Clive56
Squire, Ms Rachel43
Starkey, Dr Phyllis61
Stunell, Mr Andrew58
Twigg, Mr Stephen (added, 23.2.98)25
Tyler, Mr Paul60
Winterton, Mr Nicholas54
Young, Sir George (added, 5.6.98)15

The symbol * against a Member's name indicates that she held a Ministerial post while being a member of the Committee.

Overall attendance:   83.7 %

Number of Members added:  7

Number of Members discharged:  7

Turnover of membership during the Session:   46.6 %

Staff

Committee Clerk: Mr C B Winnifrith.

Other Committee staff: Mr D L Natzler, Second Clerk (until 30 September 1997)(Grade 5); Mr A Sandall, Second Clerk (from 1 October 1997) (Grade 5); Mr Paul Derrett, Chief Office Clerk (until 31 December 1997) (Grade 12); Miss Nerys Welfoot, Chief Office Clerk (from 1 January 1998) (Grade 12); Miss Michelle Owen, Secretary (until December 1997) (Grade 13); Miss K Ferries, Secretary (from January 1998) (Grade 13 ).

Specialist Advisers during the Session

Professor R J Hynds.

Witnesses

None

Overseas Visits

None      

Visits to European Institutions in Brussels and Strasbourg

None

UK Visits

None

Reports and Minutes of Evidence  

  Title

HC No.

(1997-98)

Date of

publication

No. of

pages

Sale price

  Government

  reply


First Report: The Legislative Process

190

29.7.97

36

£8.00

Not applicable

Second Report: Explanatory Material for Bills

389

9.12.97

26

£6.50

Not applicable

Third Report: Carry-over of Public Bills

543

9.3.98

9

£3.10

Not applicable

Fourth Report: Conduct in the Chamber

600

9.3.98

21

£5.50

Not applicable

Fifth Report: Consultation paper on voting methods

699

29.4.98

12

£3.70

Not applicable

Sixth Report: Voting methods

779

4.6.98

12

£3.70

Not applicable

Seventh Report: The Scrutiny of European Business

791

17.6.98

65

£10.60

Not applicable

First Special Report: Work of the Committee: First Progress Report

191

29.7.97

21

£4.75

Not applicable

Government replies to Reports for Session 1996-97

Not applicable.

Divisions

  Date

Subject

4.3.98

Seven, on consideration of the Chairman's draft Report on Conduct in the Chamber

Debates

The following Reports were debated in the House:

First Report, 1997-98, The Legislative Process, 13.11.97

Third Report, 1997-98, Carry-Over of Public Bills, 4.6.98

Fourth Report, 1997-98, Conduct in the Chamber, 4.6.98

Seventh Report, 1997-98, The Scrutiny of European Business, 17.11.98

Evidence

No oral evidence was taken. The Committee received 325 memoranda, of which 5 came from Government

 Departments. The Committee published 18 memoranda.



  Inquiry

No. of oral evidence sessions

No. of memoranda received

No. of memoranda received from Government departments / executive agencies / public bodies

No. of memoranda published

No. of memoranda made available in the Record Office for public use and placed in the Library

The Legislative Process

Nil

36

  1/0/3

  5

  31

Revision of Order Paper

Nil

  3

  0/0/0

  1

  Nil

Explanatory Material for Bills

Nil

  3

  0/0/0

  1

  Nil

Carry-over of Public Bills

Nil

  1

  0/0/0

  1

  Nil

Conduct in the Chamber

Nil

  11

  1/0/0

  Nil

  Nil

Voting Methods

Nil

  16

  1/0/0

  Nil

  Nil

Scrutiny of European Legislation

Nil

  9

  1/0/1

  10

  Nil

The Parliamentary Calendar

Nil

  223

  1/0/0

  Nil

  Nil

Other

Nil

  23

  0/0/0

  Nil

  Nil

Total

Nil

  325

  5/0/4

  18

  31



 
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