Finance and Services Committee

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The Finance and Services Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The committee considers expenditure on and the administration of services for the House of Commons, and it has responsibility for detailed scrutiny of the House’s budget.


As of 14 January 2013, the members of the committee are as follows:

Member Party Constituency
John Thurso MP (Chair) Liberal Democrat Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Sir Paul Beresford MP Conservative Mole Valley
Clive Betts MP Labour Sheffield South East
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP Conservative Cotswold
Robert Flello MP Labour Stoke-on-Trent South
James Gray MP Conservative North Wiltshire
Rt Hon Sir Alan Haselhurst MP Conservative Saffron Walden
George Howarth MP Labour Knowsley
Hon Lindsay Hoyle MP Labour Warrington North
Greg Knight MP Conservative Derby North
Iain Wright MP Labour Hartlepool

Source: Finance and Services 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
8 November 2010 Luciana Berger MP (Labour Co-op) Liverpool Wavertree Clive Betts MP (Labour) Sheffield South East Hansard
14 November 2011 Brooks Newmark MP (Conservative) Braintree Shailesh Vara MP (Conservative) North West Cambridgeshire Hansard
30 January 2012 Jonathan Reynolds MP (Labour Co-op) Stalybridge and Hyde George Howarth MP (Labour) Knowsley Hansard
14 January 2013 Shailesh Vara MP (Conservative) North West Cambridgeshire Greg Knight MP (Conservative) Derby North Hansard

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