Select Committees (Joint Meetings)

– in the House of Commons at 9:45 pm on 5 March 2001.

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Motion made,

That Standing Order No. 152 (Select committees related to government departments) be amended as follows:

Line 40, before the word 'European' insert the words `Environmental Audit Committee or with the'.

Line 50, before the word 'European' insert the words `Environmental Audit Committee or with the'.

Line 52, at the end insert the words:—

'(4A) notwithstanding paragraphs (2) and (4) above, where more than two committees or sub-committees appointed under this order meet concurrently in accordance with paragraph (4)(e) above, the quorum of each such committee or sub-committee shall be two.'—[Mr. Touhig.]

Hon. Members:

Object.