Select committee statements

19.29Since 2013, provision has been made under Standing Order No 22D, with notice and following a determination by the Backbench Business Committee, for statements by the Chair or another member of a select committee to be made after any ministerial statements on a day allotted for proceedings in the House on backbench business (not being taken as a half day). Such statements must relate to the announcement of an inquiry or the publication of a report which has taken place not more than five sitting days previously.1 In general, Members may only be called once to raise a question regarding such a statement, though on occasion a Member has been called a second time.2 Ministers – and opposition spokespersons – may participate by posing a question to the Member making the statement.


  1. 1. HC Deb (2 December 2013) 571, c 748; ibid (12 December 2013) 572, cc 370–76.
  2. 2. For example, HC Deb (19 December 2013) 572, c 934.