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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). You can follow the Committee on X (formerly Twitter) using @CommonsProcCom

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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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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
Total results 245 (page 2 of 13)