Health Committee

No 03, Session 2002-03                         19 December 2002


Formation of Maternity Services

Sub-Committee of the Health Committee

At its meeting on 12 December the Health Committee resolved to form a sub-committee to examine Maternity Services.

Its membership will be as follows:

Julia Drown MP (Chair) [L] South Swindon

Mr David Amess MP [C] Southend West

John Austin MP [L] Erith and Thamesmead

Andy Burnham MP [L] Leigh

Mr Simon Burns MP [C] Chelmsford West

Jim Dowd MP [L] Lewisham West

Sandra Gidley MP [LD] Romsey

Mr David Hinchliffe MP [L] Wakefield

Siobhain McDonagh MP [L] Mitcham and Morden

Dr Doug Naysmith MP [L] Bristol North West

Dr Richard Taylor MP [IND] Wyre Forest

Terms of reference for the sub-Committee's first inquiry will be announced in the New Year.

The Health Committee is a Select Committee of the House of Commons.  It is appointed under Standing Order No.152 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Health and associated public bodies.  The Committee has power to send for persons, papers and records.

The same Standing Order gives the Committee power to appoint a sub-Committee.

Formation of Maternity Services - Sub-Committee of the Health Committee
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