Role of the Panel
The Panel of Chairs comprises the Chairman and two Deputy Chairmen of Ways and Means, who are members ex officio, and not fewer than ten Members nominated at the beginning of each session by the Speaker. Members of the Panel are appointed by the Speaker to chair Public Bill Committees and other general committees. They may also chair debates in Westminster Hall and act as temporary chairs of Committees of the whole House. The Panel is chaired by the Chairman of Ways and Means.