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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 Karen Bradley MP. You can follow the Committee on Twitter @CommonsProcCom

Committee news

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Procedure Committee Chair expresses 'deep regret' over unfinished debate on virtual participation
Procedure Committee Chair expresses 'deep regret' over unfinished debate on virtual participation
18 December 2020
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Committee calls on Government to reschedule debate on virtual participation
The Procedure Committee publishes a detailed report scrutinising the use of call lists and time limits on speeches in debates
7 December 2020
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Committee questions Minister on Department of Health performance in answering parliamentary questions
The Procedure Committee continues to review and monitor the performance of departments
3 December 2020
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Procedure Committee calls on Government to listen to MPs and ‘extend virtual participation effectively’
Committee publishes report into virtual participation in debate
18 November 2020
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Committee examines coronavirus impact on participation in Commons debates
Procedure Committee hears from witnesses including all three Deputy Speakers and the Clerk of the House
9 October 2020
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Committee publishes new data on written Parliamentary questions
Procedure Committee publishes report on written parliamentary questions and departmental performance in answering them
9 October 2020
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Procedure Committee investigates coronavirus impact on participation in Commons debates
The Committee are now welcoming evidence submissions to this investigation
1 October 2020
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Committee launch new major inquiry on House of Commons procedure and the territorial constitution
Chair announces a major Procedure Committee inquiry
24 September 2020
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Committee calls for proxy voting scheme for parental absence to be made permanent
The Procedure Committee publishes its extensive report on proxy voting in the House
10 September 2020
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Procedure Committee welcomes planned extension of proxy voting pilot scheme
Procedure Committee welcomes planned extension of proxy voting pilot scheme
17 July 2020
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Academics questioned on procedural arrangements under coronavirus restrictions
The House of Commons Procedure Committee hears from leading academics from the Hansard Society, the UCL Constitution Unit and Institute for Government
7 July 2020
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Clerk of the House questioned on procedural arrangements under coronavirus restrictions
Procedure Committee examines House of Commons procedure and practice under coronavirus restrictions
30 June 2020
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Procedure Committee publishes report on the Government's plans to end the ‘virtual Parliament'
Procedure Committee publishes report on the Government's proposal to discontinue arrangements for virtual participation in Commons debates
30 May 2020
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Remote voting report published by the Procedure Committee
The House of Commons Procedure Committee publishes an extensive report regarding remote voting in divisions
8 May 2020
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Inquiry evaluating the temporary changes to Commons procedure launched
Procedure Committee invites submissions to its evaluation of temporary coronavirus procedures
30 April 2020
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Landmark report on changes to House of Commons procedures published
The Procedure Committee publishes a landmark report on adaptations to Commons procedure under coronavirus restrictions
21 April 2020
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Chair writes to Speaker on proposed changes to Commons procedure
Procedure Committee Chair Karen Bradley writes to Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle about proposed changes to Commons procedure
7 April 2020
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Statement: Covid-19 and the work of the House of Commons
Administration Committee and Procedure Committee Chairs issue statement on House of Commons business during the Covid-19 epidemic
31 March 2020
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Procedure Committee outlines proposals to keep Commons committees running remotely
Chair writes to Chief Whip with proposals to ensure committees can work remotely
23 March 2020
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Committee revive review into proxy voting pilot
Revival of review will consider the scheme's practical operation, duration and scope of eligibility
5 March 2020
Total results 107 (page 1 of 6)