Post by David Boothroyd on Jun 29, 2017 23:17:31 GMT
Chair allocations proposed.
Conservatives to chair the following departmental select committees Culture, Media and Sport Defence Education Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Foreign Affairs Health Justice Northern Ireland Affairs Treasury Welsh Affairs Women and Equalities
Conservatives also to chair the following other select committees: Procedure Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs
Labour to chair the following departmental select committees: Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Communities and Local Government Home Affairs International Development Transport Work and Pensions
Labour to chair the following other select committees: Environmental Audit Exiting the European Union Petitions Public Accounts Standards
The Scottish National Party to chair the International Trade and Scottish Affairs select committees.
The Liberal Democrats to chair the Science and Technology select committee.
Why is Exiting the EU not a departmental select committee?
I thought Labour would be chairing Wales.
Technically the Exiting the European Union Select Committee is to be established under a temporary Standing Order for the present Parliament only, and not under Standing Order 152 relating to departmental select committees. It also has a significantly larger membership (max. 21) than do the departmental committees (typically max. 11, although DEFRA has 17 and Northern Ireland has 13).
The chair of the Welsh Affairs committee has gone with the governing party since 1997.
Compared to 2015, SNP gain International Trade which is a new creation since then. Labour gain Exiting the EU. Business and Energy merge, so only a net increase of 1 committee. Lib Dems gain Science and Technology from Tories, after receiving no chairmanships in 2015.
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