As the overall supervisory body of the House of Commons Administration, the House of Commons Commission is responsible for the administration and services of the House.
Its responsibilities include appointing staff of the House, preparing and laying before the House the Estimate for the House of Commons Service, allocating functions to House departments and keeping staff pay and conditions broadly in line with those of the Civil Service. The Commission was established by the House of Commons (Administration) Act 1978.
On 13 December the House of Commons considered and approved the House of Commons Commission's nominations for lay members of the new Committee on Standards.
2 November 2012 - The House of Commons Commission recommends to the House that three candidates should be nominated as lay members of the new Standards Committee. They are Sharon Darcy, Peter Jinman OBE and Walter Rader OBE.
29 October 2012 - the Commission agreed to publish the report of the Pre-Feasibility Study Group on Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster ( PDF 1.22 MB).
12 September 2012 - The House has agreed to the Commission's recommendation that Kathryn Hudson should be appointed as the next Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.
19 July 2012 - The House of Commons Commission recommends to the House that Kathryn Hudson, currently Deputy Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, should be appointed Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards when the fixed-term, non-renewable appointment of the current Commissioner John Lyon CB ends on 31 December 2012.