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Joint Committee on the Draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill

Volume 639: debated on Tuesday 17 April 2018


That this House concurs with the Lords Message of 29 March, that it is expedient that a Joint Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed to consider and report on the draft Health Service Safety Investigations Bill presented to both Houses on Thursday 14 September 2017 (Cm. 9497).


That a Select Committee of six Members be appointed to join with a committee to be appointed by the Lords for this purpose.

That the Committee should report by Tuesday 24 July.

That the Committee shall have power:

(i) to send for persons, papers and records;

(ii) to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House;

(iii) to report from time to time;

(iv) to appoint specialist advisers; and

(v) to adjourn from place to place within the United Kingdom.

That the quorum of the Committee shall be two.

That Mr Bernard Jenkin, Mr David Jones, Diana Johnson, Andrew Selous, Dr Philippa Whitford and Dr Paul Williams be members of the Committee.—(Kelly Tolhurst.)