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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 Twitter @CommonsProcCom

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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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Proxy voting in the House of Commons examined with MPs
Procedure Committee hears evidence from Tracey Crouch MP and Amy Callaghan MP
28 October 2021
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Procedure Committee considers the broadening of eligibility for proxy voting
Committee launches new inquiry into voting by proxy
23 September 2021
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Committee report on written parliamentary questions reveals worrying pandemic impact on Government answering performance
Report released by the Procedure Committee lays bare the impact of the pandemic on ministerial accountability in the House of Commons
18 July 2021
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MPs to question the Llywydd (Presiding Officer) of the Senedd on territorial constitution inquiry
Procedure Committee hears from Elin Jones MS, Llywydd (Presiding Officer) of the Senedd (Welsh Parliament)
2 July 2021
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Committee to question Jacob Rees-Mogg on Covid impact on Commons procedures and written parliamentary questions
28 June 2021
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Committee receives Government response to key report on procedure after coronavirus restrictions
The Procedure Committee publishes the Government’s response to its report setting out a procedural roadmap for coming out of the current lockdown
4 May 2021
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Experts questioned on procedure and devolution on territorial constitution
The Procedure Committee examines the procedure of the House of Commons and the territorial constitution
15 April 2021
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MPs to hear evidence from Committee Chairs on territorial constitution inquiry
The Procedure Committee will hear evidence from the chairs of the territorial select committees as part of the ongoing inquiry into the territorial constitution
18 March 2021
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Committee publishes report on Commons procedures after coronavirus restrictions
Report recommends that the House reverts to all aspects of its pre-pandemic practice and procedure, in a new report by the Procedure Committee on procedure after coronavirus
14 March 2021
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Academics give evidence on territorial constitution inquiry
The Procedure Committee will take evidence from leading academics as part of the ongoing inquiry into the territorial constitution.
25 February 2021
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