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 28 October 2015, the membership of the committee is as follows:

House of Commons House of Lords
MP Party Constituency Lord Party
Caroline Ansell Conservative Eastbourne Baroness Berridge Conservative
Sir Peter Bottomley Conservative Worthing West Baroness Butler-Sloss (Chair) Crossbencher
Ben Bradshaw Labour Exeter Lord Cormack Conservative
Fiona Bruce Conservative Congleton Lord Elton Conservative
Oliver Colvile Conservative Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport Lord Faulkner of Worcester Labour
Frank Field Labour Birkenhead Lord Glenarthur Conservative
Kevin Foster Conservative Torbay Lord Griffiths of Burry Port Labour
Sir Roger Gale Conservative North Thanet Baroness Harris of Richmond Liberal Democrat
Helen Goodman Labour Bishop Auckland Baroness Howarth of Breckland Crossbencher
David Lammy Labour Tottenham Lord Judd Labour
Rachael Maskell Labour York Central Lord Lisvane Crossbencher
John Pugh Liberal Democrat Southport Baroness Perry of Southwark Conservative
Gavin Robinson Democratic Unionist Belfast East Baron Plant of Highfield Labour
Caroline Spelman Conservative Meriden Lord Shaw of Northstead Conservative
Gary Streeter Conservative South West Devon Lord Walpole Crossbencher

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