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Standing Orders etc. (Independent Expert Panel)

Volume 735: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2023

Motion made, and Question put forthwith (Standing Order No. 9(6)),


(1) Standing Order No. 150A (Independent Expert Panel) be amended as follows:

(a) In paragraph (1), insert “and Chair” after “members”;

(b) in paragraph (2), leave out “eight” and insert “its Chair and seven other”; and

(c) in paragraph (4), leave out “The Panel may elect its own Chair.” and insert “If the position of Chair of the Panel becomes vacant, the Panel may elect an interim Chair for the period of vacancy, who shall be entitled to exercise all powers vested in a Chair appointed in accordance with paragraph (1) of this Order.”;

(2) Standing Order No. 150C (Appointment of Independent Expert Panel Members) be amended as follows:

(a) In the title, leave out “Members” and insert “Chair and members”;

(b) in paragraph (1), leave out “Members of the Independent Expert Panel shall be appointed by a resolution of the House on a motion” and insert “The members of the Independent Expert Panel shall be appointed by resolutions of the House on motions”;

(c) at the end of paragraph (5), insert “A member of the panel may apply to be appointed to the position of Chair for the remainder of their original period of appointment.”; and

(d) after paragraph (7), insert new paragraph as follows:

“() In this Order, the term “member” includes the Chair of the Panel, and provisions relating to period of appointment apply to the total length of service on the Panel in any capacity.”.—(Penny Mordaunt.)

Question agreed to.