Formal Minutes

Wednesday 6th December 2006

Members present:

Mr Greg Knight, in the Chair

Ms Celia Barlow, Mr David Gauke, Andrew Gwynne, John Hemming, Rosemary McKenna, Sir Robert Smith

1. Regulatory Reform Standing Orders

The Committee considered this matter.

2. The Committee's programme of work (choice of inquiries)

The Committee considered this matter.

Resolved, That the Committee inquire into written parliamentary questions.

3. The Committee's programme of work

The Committee considered this matter.

4. Oral evidence

Early Day Motions: Dr Malcolm Jack, Clerk of the House, and Mr David Natzler, Principal Clerk, Table Office, and Mr Paul Simpkin, Chief Office Clerk, Table Office, House of Commons gave oral evidence.

[Adjourned till a date and time to be fixed by the Chairman.