Education Select Committee
The Education Select Committee, previously the Children, Schools and Families Select 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 Education and any associated public bodies.
The Children, Schools and Families Select Committee was formed after the Department for Children, Schools and Families was set up on 6 November 2007. The new department was formed after the disbanding of the former Department for Education and Skills. It works in close collaboration with the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills. It was renamed after the Department was renamed the Department for Education without any change in ministerial responsibilities. The current Secretary of State for Education is The Rt Hon. Nicola Morgan MP.
On 6 July 2015, the Committee's members were elected. Members in the 2015/16 session of Parliament are as follows:
|Lucy Allan MP||Conservative||Telford|
|Neil Carmichael MP (Chair)||Conservative||Stroud|
|Ian Austin MP||Labour||Dudley North|
|Kate Hollern MP||Labour||Blackburn|
|Ian Mearns MP||Labour||Gateshead|
|Michelle Donelan MP||Conservative||Chippenham|
|Kate Osamor MP||Labour Co-op||Edmonton|
|Marion Fellows MP||SNP||Motherwell and Wishaw|
|Suella Fernandes MP||Conservative||Fareham|
|Lucy Frazer MP||Conservative||South East Cambridgeshire|
|Caroline Nokes MP||Conservative||Romsey and Southampton North|
Source: Education Committee
Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to the membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.
|2 November 2010||Conor Burns MP (Conservative)||Bournemouth West||→||Neil Carmichael MP (Conservative)||Stroud||Hansard|
|Liz Kendall MP (Labour)||Leicester West||→||Bill Esterson MP (Labour)||Sefton Central|
|7 November 2011||Nic Dakin MP (Labour)||Scunthorpe||→||Alex Cunningham MP (Labour)||Stockton North||Hansard|
|11 June 2012||Tessa Munt MP (Liberal Democrat)||Wells||→||David Ward MP (Liberal Democrat)||Bradford East||Hansard|
|10 September 2012||Lisa Nandy MP (Labour)||Wigan||→||Siobhain McDonagh MP (Labour)||Mitcham and Morden||Hansard|
|5 November 2012||Damian Hinds MP (Conservative)||East Hampshire||→||Chris Skidmore MP (Conservative)||Kingswood||Hansard|
- "Winning candidates for select committee Chairs announced". UK Parliament. Retrieved 22 June 2015.