Business, Innovation and Skills Committee
The Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom, that came into existence on 1 October 2009, replacing the Business and Enterprise Select Committee, which was dissolved on 30 September 2009. The House of Commons agreed to the committee's establishment on 25 June 2009, following Prime Minister Gordon Brown's replacement of the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 5 June 2009.
The remit of the committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the new department, and any departmental bodies.
Source: BIS Committee
Occasionally, the House of Commons ordered changes to be made in terms of membership of the select committee, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.
- Hansard - 25 June 2009: Standing Orders etc. (Machinery of Government Changes)
- "Winning candidates for select committee Chairs announced". UK Parliament. Retrieved 22 June 2015.