Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Regional Select Committee (West Midlands)

– in the House of Commons at 9:45 pm on 2nd November 2009.

Alert me about debates like this

Motion made, and Question proposed,

That Mr David Kidney be discharged from the West Midlands Regional Select Committee and Mrs Janet Dean be there added.- (Mark Tami.)

Watch this
Embed this video

Copy and paste this code on your website


Photo of David Heath David Heath Shadow Leader of the House of Commons 9:59 pm, 2nd November 2009

This motion is debatable if moved before 10 o'clock, so it would be entirely wrong for the House simply to rubber-stamp a decision of this magnitude on the membership of the West Midlands Regional Select Committee, without having a full and proper debate on the matter. I note that we have almost a minute in which we can find perhaps arguments on either side about whether Mrs. Dean should replace the Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Mr. Kidney, as the motion suggests.

Debate adjourned (Standing Order No. 9(3))

Debate to be resumed tomorrow.

Watch this