Administration Committee

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The Administration Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It has a remit "to consider the services provided for and by the House of Commons". The committee was established in July 2005 to replace the five previous domestic committees.


As of 25 March 2013, the members of the committee are as follows:

Member Party Constituency
Rt Hon Sir Alan Haselhurst MP (Chair) Conservative Saffron Walden
Karen Bradley MP Conservative Staffordshire Moorlands
Thomas Docherty MP Labour Dunfermline and West Fife
Mark Hunter MP Liberal Democrat Cheadle
Kevan Jones MP Labour North Durham
Marcus Jones MP Conservative Nuneaton
Nigel Mills MP Conservative Amber Valley
David Morris MP Conservative Morecambe and Lunesdale
Tessa Munt MP Liberal Democrat Wells
John Penrose MP Conservative Weston-super-Mare
Nicholas Soames MP Conservative Mid Sussex
John Spellar MP Labour Warley
Desmond Swayne MP Conservative New Forest West
Mark Tami MP Labour Alyn and Deeside
Keith Vaz MP Labour Leicester East
David Watts MP Labour St Helens North

Source: Administration Committee


Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
2 November 2010 Frank Doran MP (Labour) Aberdeen North Tom Harris MP (Labour) Glasgow South Hansard
Gemma Doyle MP (Labour) West Dunbartonshire Kevan Jones MP (Labour) North Durham
David Watts MP (Labour) St Helens North Angela Smith MP (Labour) Penistone and Stocksbridge
22 November 2010 Tom Harris MP (Labour) Glasgow South John Spellar MP (Labour) Warley Hansard
Siân James MP (Labour) Swansea East David Watts MP (Labour) St Helens North
14 November 2011 Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (Conservative) Cotswold Graham Evans MP (Conservative) Weaver Vale Hansard
Shailesh Vara MP (Conservative) North West Cambridgeshire Simon Kirby MP (Conservative) Brighton Kemptown
Bob Russell MP (Liberal Democrat) Colchester Mark Hunter MP (Liberal Democrat) Cheadle
23 January 2012 Angela Smith MP (Labour) Penistone and Stocksbridge Mark Tami MP (Labour) Alyn and Deeside Hansard
22 October 2012 Mark Francois MP (Conservative) Rayleigh and Wickford Desmond Swayne MP (Conservative) New Forest West Hansard
29 October 2012 Rosie Cooper MP (Labour) West Lancashire Keith Vaz MP (Labour) Leicester East Hansard
3 December 2012 Simon Kirby MP (Conservative) Brighton Kemptown Karen Bradley MP (Conservative) Staffordshire Moorlands Hansard
Phillip Lee MP (Conservative) Bracknell Marcus Jones MP (Conservative) Nuneaton
Sarah Newton MP (Conservative) Truro and Falmouth David Morris MP (Conservative) Morecambe and Lunesdale
Mike Weatherley MP (Conservative) Hove John Penrose MP (Conservative) Weston-super-Mare
25 March 2013 Graham Evans MP (Conservative) Weaver Vale Nicholas Soames MP (Conservative) Mid Sussex Hansard

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