Health Committee

Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee
Session 2004-05

Ordered by The House of Commons
to be printed 7 April 2005

The Health Committee

The Health Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department of Health and its associated bodies.

Current membership

Mr David Hinchliffe MP (Labour, Wakefield) (Chairman)
Mr David Amess MP (Conservative, Southend West)
John Austin MP (Labour, Erith and Thamesmead)
Mr Keith Bradley MP (Labour, Manchester Withington)
Simon Burns MP (Conservative, Chelmsford West)
Mrs Patsy Calton MP (Liberal Democrat, Cheadle)
Jim Dowd MP (Labour, Lewisham West)
Mr Jon Owen Jones MP (Labour, Cardiff Central)
Siobhain McDonagh MP (Labour, Mitcham and Morden)
Dr Doug Naysmith MP (Labour, Bristol North West)
Dr Richard Taylor MP (Independent, Wyre Forest)


The Committee is one of the departmental select committees, the powers of which are set out in House of Commons Standing Orders, principally in SO No 152.


The Reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee (including press notices) are on the Internet.

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Dr D F Harrison (Clerk), Keith Neary (Second Clerk), Laura Hilder (Committee Specialist), Christine Kirkpatrick (Committee Specialist), Frank McShane (Committee Assistant), Darren Hackett, (Committee Assistant), and Rowena Macdonald (Secretary).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Health Committee, House of Commons, 7 Millbank, London SW1P 3JA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 6182. The Committee's email address is [email protected]