Modernisation Committeee:1998-99

Date Library Briefings Dec-98 Jan-99 Feb-99 Apr-99 May-99 Jul-99 Sep-99 Oct-99 Nov-99

Modernisation Committee Reports*

  1st Report on the Parliamentary Calendar: Initial Proposals [HC 60] 07 Dec 1998     2nd Report on Sittings of the House in Westminster Hall [HC 194] 13 Apr 1998   3rd Report on Thursday Sittings [HC 719] 19 July 1999     1st Sp Report - Work of the Committee: 2nd Progress Report [HC 865] 01 Nov 1999
House decision on Modernisation Committee Reports**   HC Deb 16 Dec 1998 - House of Commons approves the Modernisation Committee Report [HC 60]     HC Deb 24 May 1999 - House of Commons approves Modernisation Committee Report [HC 194]          
Procedure at Division SN/PC/0612 Deferred divisions                  
Simplification/Explanation Explanatory Notes to bills introduced from start 1998/99
Programming SN/PC/0569 Modernisation: programming of legislation                  
Carry-over SN/PC/3236 Modernisation: carry over of public bills                  
Pre-legislative Scrutiny SN/PC/2822     Pre-legislative scrutiny                  
Westminster Hall SN/PC/3939 Modernisation: Westminster Hall       HC 194 1998/99 HC Deb 24 May 1999 - House of Commons agrees Standing Orders allowing for the establishment of Westminster Hall as a parallel debating chamber     HC Deb 25 Oct 1999 - Additional deputy Speakers appointed HC Deb 30 Nov 1999 - Sittings of Westminster Hall begin
Sitting Times RP 02/41 Modernisation of the House of Commons: Sitting Hours HC 60 - early Thursdays 14 January 1999 - First 11.30am Thursday sitting       HC Deb 25 Oct 1999 - House of Commons agrees motion on Thursday Sittings   HC Deb 25 Oct 1999 - House of Commons approves a motion on Thursday sittings - Sessional Orders made  
SN/PC/2854 Modernisation: Sitting Hours                  
Public Bills and General Committees*** SN/PC/3718 Public Bill and General Committee: Pay for the Chairmen 16 December 1998 - Standing Order's amended             Sessional Orders made  
SN/PC/4541 Modernisation: Public Bill Committees                  
Parliamentary Calendar SN/PC/4287 Recess Questions and September Sittings HC 60 1998/99   First February Constituency week            
Conduct in the Chamber & Length of Speeches                    
Public Access to information on and engagement with the Public SN/PC/3359 House of Commons: providing information and access for the public                  
Written Statements, PQs and Notices of Motions SN/PC/4287 Recess Questions and September Sittings                  
Facilities for the Media
Scrutiny of European Business RP 05/85 The UK Parliament and European Business                  
Select Committees SN/PC/2725 Modernisation: Select Committees - pay for chairmen                  
SN/PC/3161 Modernisation: Select Committees - core tasks                  
RP 02/35 Departmental Select Committees                  
Other SN/PC/2014 Modernisation Committee - Changes Agreed on 29 Oct 2002           William Hague establishes the Commission on Strengthening Parliament, chaired by Lord Norton of Louth      
RP 05/46 Modernisation of the House of Commons 1997-2005             Hansard Society launches the Commission on the Scrutiny Role of Parliament    
SN/PC/4542 Modernisation: Revitalising the Chamber                  

*HC paper number and date of publication given - where reports by other committees have considered Mod Com proposals or informed the work of the Modernisation Committee - these have been included.

**NB debates listed by date of publication of paper debated - date of debate shown in link

***Previously Standing Committees