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House of Lords Hansard
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Deputy Chairmen of Committees
27 June 2017
Volume 783

House of Lords Commission

Communications

Constitution

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

Economic Affairs

European Union

Finance

Hybrid Instruments

International Relations

Liaison

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

Privileges and Conduct

Procedure

Science and Technology

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

Services

Standing Orders (Private Bills)

Membership Motions

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Deputy Chairmen of Committees

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed as the panel of members to act as Deputy Chairmen of Committees for this session:

Andrews, B, Boswell of Aynho, L, Brougham and Vaux, L, Dear, L, Faulkner of Worcester, L, Fookes, B, Garden of Frognal, B, Harris of Richmond, B, Haskel, L, Henig, B, Hooper, B, Mar, C, McIntosh of Hudnall, B, Morris of Bolton, B, Pitkeathley, B, Simon, V, Stedman-Scott, B, Ullswater, V.

House of Lords Commission

That a Select Committee be appointed to provide high-level strategic and political direction for the House of Lords Administration on behalf of the House and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

Doocey, B, Evans of Bowes Park, B, Fowler, L (Chairman), Hope of Craighead, L, Laming, L, McFall of Alcluith, L, McIntosh of Hudnall, B, Newby, L, Smith of Basildon, B, Wakeham, L;

That Liz Hewitt and Mathew Duncan be appointed as external members of the Committee;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

Communications

That a Select Committee be appointed to consider the media and the creative industries and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

Allen of Kensington, L, Benjamin, B, Bertin, B, Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury, B, Chelmsford, Bp, Colville of Culross, V, Finkelstein, L, Gilbert of Panteg, L, Hart of Chilton, L, Henley, L (Chairman), Kidron, B, McIntosh of Hudnall, B, Quin, B;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes.

Constitution

That a Select Committee be appointed to examine the constitutional implications of all public bills coming before the House; and to keep under review the operation of the constitution;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

Beith, L, Corston, B, Drake, B, Dunlop, L, Hunt of Wirral, L, Judge, L, MacGregor of Pulham Market, L, Maclennan of Rogart, L, Morgan, L, Norton of Louth, L, Pannick, L, Taylor of Bolton, B (Chairman);

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes.

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform

That a Select Committee be appointed:

(i) To report whether the provisions of any bill inappropriately delegate legislative power, or whether they subject the exercise of legislative power to an inappropriate degree of parliamentary scrutiny;

(ii) To report on documents and draft orders laid before Parliament under or by virtue of:

(a) sections 14 and 18 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006,

(b) section 7(2) or section 19 of the Localism Act 2011, or

(c) section 5E(2) of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004;

and to perform, in respect of such draft orders, and in respect of subordinate provisions orders made or proposed to be made under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001, the functions performed in respect of other instruments and draft instruments by the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments; and

(iii) To report on documents and draft orders laid before Parliament under or by virtue of:

(a) section 85 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998,

(b) section 17 of the Local Government Act 1999,

(c) section 9 of the Local Government Act 2000,

(d) section 98 of the Local Government Act 2003, or

(e) section 102 of the Local Transport Act 2008.

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde, B, Flight, L, Fookes, B (Chairman), Jones, L, Lisvane, L, Moynihan, L, Rowlands, L, Thomas of Gresford, L, Thurlow, L, Tyler, L;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes.

Economic Affairs

That a Select Committee be appointed to consider economic affairs and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

Bowles of Berkhamsted, B, Burns, L, Darling of Roulanish, L, Forsyth of Drumlean, L (Chairman), Harding of Winscombe, B, Kerr of Kinlochard, L, Kingsmill, B, Lamont of Lerwick, L, Layard, L, Livermore, L, Sharkey, L, Tugendhat, L, Turnbull, L;

That the Committee have power to appoint a sub-committee and to refer to it any of the matters within the Committee’s terms of reference; that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairman of the sub-committee;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on the sub-committee;

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committee be published, if the Committee so wishes.

European Union

That a Select Committee be appointed:

(1) To consider European Union documents deposited in the House by a Minister, and other matters relating to the European Union;

The expression “European Union document” includes in particular:

(a) a document submitted by an institution of the European Union to another institution and put by either into the public domain;

(b) a draft legislative act or a proposal for amendment of such an act; and

(c) a draft decision relating to the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union under Title V of the Treaty on European Union;

The Committee may waive the requirement to deposit a document, or class of documents, by agreement with the European Scrutiny Committee of the House of Commons;

(2) To assist the House in relation to the procedure for the submission of Reasoned Opinions under Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union and the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality;

(3) To represent the House as appropriate in inter- parliamentary cooperation within the European Union;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

Armstrong of Hill Top, B, Boswell of Aynho, L (Chairman), Brown of Cambridge, B, Browning, B, Crisp, L, Cromwell, L, Falkner of Margravine, B, Jay of Ewelme, L, Kennedy of The Shaws, B, Kinnoull, E, Liddle, L, Neville-Rolfe, B, Selkirk of Douglas, L, Suttie, B, Teverson, L, Verma, B, Whitty, L, Wilcox, B, Woolmer of Leeds, L;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and to refer to them any matters within its terms of reference; that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees, but that the sub-committees have power to appoint their own Chairmen for the purpose of particular inquiries; that the quorum of each sub-committee be two;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on a sub-committee;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee or its sub-committees;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees be published, if the Committee so wishes.

Finance

That a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by:

(1) Considering expenditure on services provided from the Estimate for the House of Lords,

(2) With the assistance of the Management Board, preparing the forecast outturn, Estimate and financial plan for submission to the Commission,

(3) Monitoring the financial performance of the House Administration, and

(4) Reporting to the Commission on the financial implications of significant proposals;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

Collins of Highbury, L, Cope of Berkeley, L, Courtown, E, Cromwell, L, Cunningham of Felling, L, Doocey, B (Chairman), Goudie, B, Kerslake, L, Leigh of Hurley, L, Stoneham of Droxford, L;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

Hybrid Instruments

That a Select Committee be appointed to consider hybrid instruments and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee:

Addington, L, Crickhowell, L, Dykes, L, Grantchester, L, Harrison, L, Swinfen, L;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House; and

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes.

International Relations

That a Select Committee be appointed to consider the United Kingdom’s international relations and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

Balfe, L, Coussins, B, Grocott, L, Hannay of Chiswick, L, Helic, B, Hilton of Eggardon, B, Howell of Guildford, L (Chairman), Jopling, L, Purvis of Tweed, L, Reid of Cardowan, L, Smith of Newnham, B, Wood of Anfield, L;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes.

Liaison

That a Select Committee be appointed to advise the House on the resources required for select committee work and to allocate resources between select committees; to review the select committee work of the House; to consider requests for ad hoc committees and report to the House with recommendations; to ensure effective co-ordination between the two Houses; and to consider the availability of members to serve on committees;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee:

Evans of Bowes Park, B, Foulkes of Cumnock, L, Garden of Frognal, B, Hope of Craighead, L, Hunt of Kings Heath, L, Lang of Monkton, L, Low of Dalston, L, Newby, L, Smith of Hindhead, L, Williams of Elvel, L;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time.

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST)

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following Lords be appointed to the Board of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST):

Haskel, L, Oxburgh, L, Selborne, E, Winston, L.

Privileges and Conduct

That a Committee for Privileges and Conduct be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee:

Bassam of Brighton, L, Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L, Cathcart, E, Dear, L, Eames, L, Evans of Bowes Park, B, Hope of Craighead, L, Irvine of Lairg, L, Jay of Paddington, B, Mackay of Clashfern, L, Newby, L, Smith of Basildon, B, Stoneham of Droxford, L, Taylor of Holbeach, L, Ullswater, V;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on a sub-committee;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That in any claim of peerage, the Committee shall sit with three holders of high judicial office, who shall have the same speaking and voting rights as members of the Committee;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee or its sub-committees; and

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees be published, if the Committee so wishes.

Procedure

That a Select Committee on Procedure of the House be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee:

Bassam of Brighton, L, Brabazon of Tara, L, Evans of Bowes Park, B, Farrington of Ribbleton, B, Fowler, L, Geddes, L, Hope of Craighead, L, Humphreys, B, Morris of Aberavon, L, Newby, L, Powell of Bayswater, L, Rowe-Beddoe, L, Smith of Basildon, B, Stoneham of Droxford, L, Taylor of Holbeach, L, Thomas of Winchester, B, True, L, Warwick of Undercliffe, B;

and that the following members be appointed as alternate members:

Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood, L, Browning, B, Foulkes of Cumnock, L, Meacher, B, Scriven, L;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House,

Science and Technology

That a Select Committee be appointed to consider science and technology and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

Borwick, L, Fox, L, Hunt of Chesterton, L, Kakkar, L, Mair, L, Maxton, L, Morgan of Huyton, B, Neville-Jones, B, Oxburgh, L, Patel, L (Chairman), Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, L, Vallance of Tummel, L, Young of Old Scone, B;

That the Committee have power to appoint sub-committees and that the Committee have power to appoint the Chairmen of sub-committees;

That the Committee have power to co-opt any member to serve on the Committee or a sub-committee;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee and its sub-committees have power to adjourn from place to place;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee or its sub-committees;

That the evidence taken by the Committee or its sub-committees be published, if the Committee so wishes.

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny

That a Select Committee be appointed to scrutinise secondary legislation.

(1) The Committee shall, with the exception of those instruments in paragraphs (3) and (4), scrutinise—

(a) every instrument (whether or not a statutory instrument), or draft of an instrument, which is laid before each House of Parliament and upon which proceedings may be, or might have been, taken in either House of Parliament under an Act of Parliament;

(b) every proposal which is in the form of a draft of such an instrument and is laid before each House of Parliament under an Act of Parliament,

with a view to determining whether or not the special attention of the House should be drawn to it on any of the grounds specified in paragraph (2).

(2) The grounds on which an instrument, draft or proposal may be drawn to the special attention of the House are—

(a) that it is politically or legally important or gives rise to issues of public policy likely to be of interest to the House;

(b) that it may be inappropriate in view of changed circumstances since the enactment of the parent Act;

(c) that it may inappropriately implement European Union legislation;

(d) that it may imperfectly achieve its policy objectives;

(e) that the explanatory material laid in support provides insufficient information to gain a clear understanding about the instrument’s policy objective and intended implementation;

(f) that there appear to be inadequacies in the consultation process which relates to the instrument.

(3) The exceptions are—

(a) remedial orders, and draft remedial orders, under section 10 of the Human Rights Act 1998;

(b) draft orders under sections 14 and 18 of the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006, and subordinate provisions orders made or proposed to be made under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001;

(c) Measures under the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919 and instruments made, and drafts of instruments to be made, under them.

(4) The Committee shall report on draft orders and documents laid before Parliament under section 11(1) of the Public Bodies Act 2011 in accordance with the procedures set out in sections 11(5) and (6). The Committee may also consider and report on any material changes in a draft order laid under section 11(8) of the Act.

(5) The Committee shall also consider such other general matters relating to the effective scrutiny of secondary legislation and arising from the performance of its functions under paragraphs (1) to (4) as the Committee considers appropriate, except matters within the orders of reference of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

Faulkner of Worcester, L, Goddard of Stockport, L, Gould of Potternewton, B, Haskel, L, Hodgson of Astley Abbotts, L, Janvrin, L, Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L, O’Loan, B, Sherbourne of Didsbury, L, Trefgarne, L (Chairman), Watkins of Tavistock, B;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes.

Services

That a Select Committee be appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by:

(1) Agreeing day-to-day policy on member-facing services,

(2) Providing advice on strategic policy decisions when sought by the Commission, and

(3) Overseeing the delivery and implementation of both;

That, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members be appointed to the Committee:

Bassam of Brighton, L, Campbell-Savours, L, Hollis of Heigham, B, Hope of Craighead, L, Humphreys, B, Kirkwood of Kirkhope, L, Laming, L (Chairman), Shrewsbury, E, Taylor of Holbeach, L;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House.

Standing Orders (Private Bills)

That a Select Committee on the Standing Orders relating to private bills be appointed and that, as proposed by the Committee of Selection, the following members together with the Senior Deputy Speaker be appointed to the Committee:

Fellowes, L, Geddes, L, Goodlad, L, Gould of Potternewton, B, Naseby, L, Rodgers of Quarry Bank, L, Simon, V;

That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;

That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;

That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes.

Motions agreed.