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Select Committee Recommendations

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Leader of the House what actions have been taken by his Department to implement (a) Procedure and (b) Modernisation of the House of Commons Select Committee recommendations since the 2001-02 Session; and if he will make a statement. (77843)

The actions being taken by the Government in response to the reports of the Procedure and Modernisation Committees, so far as they are matters for Government, have been set out in written responses to those reports and subsequent debates on the floor of the House. The following tables give details in relation to each report.

(a) Procedure Committee

Report

Government reply and any subsequent debate

1st Report 2001-02: Making remedial orders: recommendations of the JCHR

Letter to JCHR published in HC 112 of session 2004-05

2nd Report 2001-02: Appointment of Deputy Speakers

HC 1121 of session 2001-02

3rd Report 2001-02: Parliamentary Questions

Cm 5628 Motion and related Standing Order changes debated by the House on 29 October 2002

1st (and 2nd) Reports 2002-03: Delegated Legislation: proposals for a sifting committee

HC 684 of session 2002-03

3rd Report 2002-03: Sessional Orders

HC 613 of session 2003-04 Motion debated by the House on 3 November 2004

4th report 2002-03: Procedures for Debates, Private Members' Bills and the Powers of the Speaker

HC 610 of session 2003-04 Motion and related Standing Order changes debated by the House on 26 October 2004

1st Report 2003-04: Estimates and appropriation procedure

HC 576 of session 2003-04 Motion and related Standing Order changes debated by the House on 12 May 2004

2nd Report 2003-04: Results of sitting hours questionnaire

No response required

3rd Report 2003-04: Joint activities with the National Assembly for Wales

HC 681 of session 2003-04 Related Standing Order changes debated 7 June 2004

4th Report 2003-04: Programming of Legislation

HC 1169 of session 2003-04 Motion and related Standing Order changes debated by the House on 26 October 2004

1st Report 2004-05: The Sub Judice rule of the House of Commons

No response yet required (further work being done by Committee)

1st Report 2005-06: Legislative and Regulatory Reform Bill

Letter to Chairman of Committee Recommendations being further considered during passage of the Bill

(b) Modernisation Committee

Report

Government reply and any subsequent debate

1st Report 2001-02: Select committees

Motion and related Standing Order changes debated by the House 14 May 2002

2nd Report 2001-02: House of Commons Reform programme

Motion and related Standing Order changes debated by the House 29 October 2002

1st Report (2002-03): Programming of Bills

Related Standing Order changes debated by the House 6 November 2003

1st Report (2003-04): Connecting Parliament with the Public

Related Standing Order changes and Motion debated by the House on 26 November 2004 and 26 January 2005

1st Report (2004-05): Sitting Hours

Related Standing Order changes debated by the House 26 January 2005

2nd Report (2004-05): Scrutiny of European Business

Under consideration