Ecclesiastical Committee

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The Ecclesiastical Committee is a body created by the Church of England Assembly (Powers) Act 1919 that comprises 30 members of the United Kingdom Parliament. Its purpose is to review Church of England measures submitted to Parliament by the Legislative Committee of the General Synod. The Lord Speaker appoints 15 members from the House of Lords, and the Speaker of the House of Commons appoints 15 MPs to serve on the committee. Members are appointed to serve for the duration of a parliament.

As of 15 October 2014, the membership of the committee is as follows:

House of Commons House of Lords
MP Party Constituency Lord Party
Sir Tony Baldry Conservative Banbury Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbencher
Sir Peter Bottomley Conservative Worthing West Lord Davies of Coity Labour Co-op
Ben Bradshaw Labour Exeter Lord Elton Conservative
Alistair Burt Conservative North East Bedfordshire Lord Glenarthur Conservative
Frank Field Labour Birkenhead Lord Griffiths of Burry Port Labour
Helen Goodman Labour Bishop Auckland Baroness Harris of Richmond Liberal Democrat
Sir Alan Haselhurst Conservative Saffron Walden Lord Judd Labour
Sharon Hodgson Labour Washington and Sunderland West Lord Laming Crossbencher
David Lammy Labour Tottenham Lord Lloyd of Berwick (Chair) Crossbencher
Gordon Marsden Labour Blackpool South Lord Luke Conservative
Sarah Newton Conservative Truro and Falmouth Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall Labour
Laura Sandys Conservative South Thanet Baroness Perry of Southwark Conservative
Caroline Spelman Conservative Meriden Baron Plant of Highfield Labour
Gary Streeter Conservative South West Devon Lord Shaw of Northstead Conservative
Lord Walpole Crossbencher

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