Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and any departmental bodies.
The committee came into existence as the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee 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. Following the merger of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in July 2016, the name of the committee was changed in October 2016 to reflect the name of the new department.
The Committee's Chair until the 2017 general election was Iain Wright, elected on 18 June 2015. The other members of the Committee were formally appointed on 8 July 2015. On 12 July 2017, Rachel Reeves was elected chair of the committee.
As of 12 September 2017, the membership is as follows:
|Rachel Reeves MP (Chair)||Labour Co-op||Leeds West|
|Drew Hendry MP||Scottish National Party||Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey|
|Stephen Kerr MP||Conservative||Stirling|
|Vernon Coaker MP||Labour||Gedling|
|Peter Kyle MP||Labour||Hove|
|Ian Liddell-Grainger MP||Conservative||Bridgwater and West Somerset|
|Rachel Maclean MP||Conservative||Redditch|
|Albert Owen MP||Labour||Ynys Môn|
|Mark Pawsey MP||Conservative||Rugby|
|Antoinette Sandbach MP||Conservative||Eddisbury|
|Anna Turley MP||Labour||Redcar|
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)
- "Membership - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee". UK Parliament. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
- "Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee membership agreed". UK Parliament. Retrieved 14 September 2017.