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Procedure Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Procedure Committee considers the practice and procedure of the House in the conduct of its public business. It is appointed under Standing Order No. 147. It can make recommendations to the House about the operation of the House’s Standing Orders for public business, and any other aspect of House procedure and practice (as generally described in Erskine May). It is chaired by Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP. You can follow the Committee on X (formerly Twitter) using @CommonsProcCom

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Procedure Committee publishes report on Written Parliamentary Questions in 2022–23 Session
The report provides comprehensive published data on departmental answering performance in the current Session
14 May 2024
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This evidence session with the Leader of the House of Commons has been cancelled and will be rescheduled in due course
The Commons Procedure Committee will hear evidence from the Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, Leader of the House of Commons
9 May 2024
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Government rejects Procedure Committee's recommendation for the Foreign Secretary to be scrutinised at the Bar of the House
Government responds to Procedure Committee report calling for the Foreign Secretary to be scrutinised by MPs
17 April 2024
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Procedure Committee visits Canada as part of territorial constitution inquiry
The House of Commons Procedure Committee visited Canada as part of its ongoing inquiry into the procedure of the House of Commons and the territorial constitution.
22 February 2024
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Procedure Committee recommends that the Foreign Secretary should be scrutinised at the Bar of the House
Committee publishes report into Commons scrutiny of Secretaries of State in the House of Lords
24 January 2024
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Procedure Committee opens inquiry into Commons scrutiny of Secretaries of State in the House of Lords
Procedure Committee opens inquiry into Commons scrutiny of Secretaries of State in the House of Lords
22 November 2023
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Procedure Committee reopens territorial constitution inquiry
Procedure Committee examines options for Overseas Territories representation within the House of Commons
6 July 2023
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Procedure Committee publishes report setting out review of proxy voting for serious illness pilot scheme
Procedure Committee publishes report setting out review of proxy voting for serious illness pilot scheme
16 March 2023
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Procedure Committee to hear from journalists for inquiry on correcting the record
MPs will hear from journalists with experience of reporting from the Parliamentary Press Gallery
21 November 2022
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Procedure Committee to hear from Full Fact and the Institute for Government in inquiry on correcting the record
The House of Commons Procedure Committee hears evidence from representatives from Full Fact and the Institute for Government (IfG)
13 October 2022
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Procedure Committee publishes report on Written Parliamentary Questions in 2021–22 Session
The House of Commons Procedure Committee publishes its report on Written Parliamentary Questions (WPQs)
27 July 2022
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Procedure Committee to hear from Full Fact and the Institute for Government in inquiry on correcting the record
Committee to hear evidence from representatives from Full Fact and the Institute for Government (IfG) as part of their inquiry into correcting the record
8 July 2022
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Procedure Committee publishes report on proxy voting and presence of babies in the Commons Chamber
The report is the culmination of two inquiries undertaken by the Committee
1 July 2022
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Leader of the House questioned on ministerial corrections and written parliamentary questions
Procedure Committee hears from the Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP
20 May 2022
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Committee to take evidence on rules on bringing babies into the Commons Chamber
Procedure Committee examines presence of babies in the Chamber and Westminster Hall
3 March 2022
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Committee to review rules on bringing babies into the Commons Chamber
Procedure Committee launches inquiry on whether babies should be allowed in the House of Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall
20 January 2022
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Jacob Rees-Mogg questioned on proxy voting and written parliamentary questions
The Procedure Committee examines matters including proxy voting and performance in answering written parliamentary questions
7 January 2022
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Procedure Committee to hear from senior parliamentarians on eligibility for proxy voting
Committee to hear from Sir Bernard Jenkin and Harriet Harman on proxy voting in the House of Commons
6 December 2021
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Procedure Committee to hear from senior parliamentarians on eligibility for proxy voting
Committee to hear from senior parliamentarians on eligibility for proxy voting
29 November 2021
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Postponed: Procedure Committee to hear from Sir Charles Walker MP on eligibility for proxy voting
Procedure Committee continues its inquiry into proxy voting arrangements
15 November 2021
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