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Select Committees (Officials)

Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Lord President of the Council whether the "Memorandum of Guidance to Officials Appearing Before Select Committees" issued in 1980 is still in use.

I have today arranged for copies of an updated memorandum of guidance to be placed in the House Libraries. The principles of the 1980 memorandum remain unchanged, though the additional guidance issued in April 1987, on evidence concerning the conduct of civil servants, has been incorporated, as undertaken in Cm. 78.

SessionReportReport or recommendations debated
1958–59Procedure in the Public Business of the House13 July 1959
1961–62Effect of Standing Order No. 58 (2) on minorities
1962–63First ReportThe rule relating to reference in the House of Commons to matters considered as sub judice20 June 1963
Second ReportExpediting the Finance Bill
Third ReportThe Recommittal of Bills to Committees of the whole House; the operation of sub-paragraph (a) or paragraph (1) of Standing Order No. 1A (Exemptions from S.O. No. 1 (Sittings of the House)) in relation to Consolidated Fund Bills; renaming Standing Committees; the application of Standing Order No. 95A (Statutory Instruments, (Procedure)) to motions for affirmative resolution; the application of paragraph 4 of Standing Order No. 8 (Questions to Members) in relation to Mondays23 July 1963
1963–64First ReportThe form of the Defence Estimates
Second ReportThe disclosure of matters contained in the Reports of Select Committees27 October 1965
Third ReportThe allocation of time to proceedings on public bills; the method of signifying objection during the time for unopposed business; opportunities for short speeches; morning sittings
1964–65First ReportSecond Reading Committees; Ten-Minute Rule Bills27 October 1965
Second ReportQuestion Time27 October 1965
Third ReportExpediting the Finance Bill27 October 1965
19 April 1967
Fourth Report"Specialist" Committees27 October 1965
14 December 1966
Fifth ReportProxy voting for sick Members
1965–66First ReportSupply, Ways and Means, and other Money Committees14 December 1966
1966–67First ReportTimes of Sitting of the House14 December 1966
19 April 1967
12 December 1967
12 November 1968
Second ReportUrgent and Topical Debates19 April 1967
14 November 1967
Third ReportMethods of Voting19 April 1967
Fourth ReportThe Finance Bill19 April 1967
14 November 1967
Fifth ReportQuestions14 November 1967
Sixth ReportPublic Bill Procedure14 November 1967
12 December 1967
1967–68The Dates of the Session; The Financial Year
1968–69First ReportScrutiny of Public Expenditure and Administration21 October 1969
12 November 1970
Second ReportThe Form of the Defence Estimates21 October 1969