House of Commons: Governing Bodies:Written question - 205848

Asked on: 07 January 2019
House of Commons Commission
House of Commons: Governing Bodies
To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many House of Commons bodies include lay members.
Answered by: Tom Brake
Answered on: 30 January 2019

I take the hon. Gentleman’s question to be referring to bodies whose membership includes Members of the House. On this understanding, the following bodies have lay members:

  • Committee on Standards
  • Administration Estimate Audit and Risk Assurance Committee
  • Members Estimate Audit Committee
  • Fire Safety Committee

There are also two statutory bodies whose secretariats are based in the House of Commons and whose membership includes Members and non-Members:

  • House of Commons Commission
  • Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

There are also two bicameral bodies whose membership includes Members and non-Members:

  • The Shadow Sponsor Board responsible for commissioning the Restoration and Renewal Programme
  • Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology Board

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