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 2012, the membership of the committee is as follows:

House of Commons House of Lords
MP Party Constituency Lord Party
Sir Tony Baldry Conservative Banbury Lord Bilston Labour Co-op
Sir Peter Bottomley Conservative Worthing West Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbencher
Ben Bradshaw Labour Exeter Lord Davies of Coity Labour Co-op
Frank Field Labour Birkenhead Lord Elton Conservative
Helen Goodman Labour Bishop Auckland Lord Glenarthur Conservative
Sir Alan Haselhurst Conservative Saffron Walden Lord Griffiths of Burry Port Labour
Oliver Heald Conservative North East Hertfordshire Lord Judd Labour
Sharon Hodgson Labour Washington and Sunderland West Lord Laming Crossbencher
Simon Hughes Liberal Democrat Bermondsey and Old Southwark Lord Lloyd of Berwick Crossbencher
David Lammy Labour Tottenham Lord Luke Conservative
Gordon Marsden Labour Blackpool South Lord Newby Liberal Democrat
Laura Sandys Conservative South Thanet Baroness Perry of Southwark Conservative
Patrick Mercer Conservative Newark Lord Shaw of Northstead Conservative
Andrew Selous Conservative South West Bedfordshire Lord Walpole Crossbencher
Gary Streeter Conservative South West Devon Lord Williams of Elvel Labour

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