Reform of the House of Commons Committee

The Select Committee on Reform of the House of Commons was appointed on 20 July 2009 to consider and report by 13 November 2009 on four specified matters:

  • the appointment of members and chairs of select committees;
  • the appointment of the Chairman and Deputy Chairmen of Ways and Means;
  • scheduling business in the House;
  • enabling the public to initiate debates and proceedings in the House

The Committee, which lasts until the end of the Parliament, may also consider other matters referred to it by the House.

Reports published

Rebuilding the House: Implementation published on 15 March 2010

Rebuilding the House published 24 November 2009

Formal Minutes by Session

2009-10 | 2008-09 

The Minutes of Proceedings of the Committee list only the various formal decisions and other proceedings of a formal nature (such as witnesses heard). They are not a record of all the discussions which may have been held. Other announcements by committees are communicated in other ways, such as during public evidence sessions or in Press Notices, or when a final decision has been made.


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All Committee publications, including Reports, are placed on these pages on the day of publication. If you would like to view any of the Committee's publications, follow the links to Reports and Publications.

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