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The European Scrutiny Committee is a "select committee of the "House of Commons in the "Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to assess the legal and political importance of each "EU document, and decide which EU documents are debated. The committee also monitors the activities of "UK Ministers in the "Council, and keeps legal, procedural and institutional developments in the EU under review.



As of 15 July 2013, the members of the committee are as follows:

Member Party Constituency
"William Cash MP (Chair) "Conservative "Stone
"Adrian Bailey MP "Labour "Co-op "West Bromwich West
"Andrew Bingham MP "Conservative "High Peak
"David Borrow MP "Labour "South Ribble
"James Clappison MP "Conservative "Hertsmere
"Michael Connarty MP "Labour "Linlithgow and East Falkirk
"Jim Dobbin MP "Labour "Co-op "Heywood and Middleton
"Julie Elliott MP "Labour "Sunderland Central
"Nia Griffith MP "Labour "Llanelli
"Chris Heaton-Harris MP "Conservative "Daventry
"Kelvin Hopkins MP "Labour "Luton North
"Chris Kelly MP "Conservative "Dudley South
"Stephen Phillips MP "Conservative "Sleaford and North Hykeham
"Jacob Rees-Mogg MP "Conservative "North East Somerset
"Linda Riordan MP "Labour "Co-op "Halifax
"Henry Smith MP "Conservative "Crawley
"Ian Swales MP "Liberal Democrat "Redcar
"Heather Wheeler MP "Conservative "South Derbyshire

Source: European Scrutiny 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
28 November 2011 "Tony Lloyd MP ("Labour) "Manchester Central "Sandra Osborne MP ("Labour) "Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock Hansard
4 March 2013 "Sandra Osborne MP ("Labour) "Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock "Linda Riordan MP ("Labour/"Co-op) "Halifax Hansard
15 July 2013 "Penny Mordaunt MP ("Conservative) "Portsmouth North "Andrew Bingham MP ("Conservative) "High Peak Hansard

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