About the Committee

Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister: A Brief Guide

The Committee on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was appointed by the House of Commons on July 13th 2005.

The role of the Committee is to examine the work, the expenditure, administration and policies of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and its associated public bodies.

Among the issues the Committee examines are housing, regeneration and neighbourhood renewal, social exclusion, planning, parks and public spaces, and local government and the regions.

The Committee and its Urban Affairs Sub-committee were originally set up in July 2002 to reflect the reorganisation which occurred at the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Further information about the work of the Committee can be found in our Annual Reports:

2004 | 2003 | 2002

For more information on the work of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister you may wish to browse their website: http://www.odpm.gov.uk

Prior to the creation of the Select Committee on the ODPM, much of the scrutiny of the Government's policies in this area was carried out by the Transport, Local Government and Regions Select Committee and in particular that Committee's Urban Affairs Sub-Committee. Further details of its work can be located at: http://www.parliament.uk/commons/selcom/tlrhome.htm