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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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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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Chairs call for COVID-secure and hybrid Westminster Hall debates
Procedure Committee, Petitions Committee and Backbench Business Committee write joint letter
11 February 2021
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Leader of the House questioned on Commons procedure changes
The Procedure Committee will question Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, as part of its inquiry into procedure under coronavirus restrictions.
29 January 2021
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Government response to reports on procedure under covid-19 published
The Procedure Committee published the Government’s response to its reports scrutinising virtual participation and the use of call lists and time limits on speeches in debates.
29 January 2021
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Committee to step up review of Commons COVID procedures with new sessions
Committee to hear from the Clerk of the House of Commons and the Leader of the House
20 January 2021
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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
Total results 114 (page 1 of 6)