Select committee returns

38.90Each session, the House calls for the production of a paper giving information and statistics relating to select committees in the previous session.1 The return lists detailed information for each committee on its members and staff, meetings, witnesses, specialist advisers, visits, evidence and reports and divisions, and includes financial information. Certain summary information across the committee system as a whole is also given.

The returns have been published as a House of Commons paper,2 for each session since 1848.


  1. 1. For example, CJ (2010–12) 31.
  2. 2. For example, HC 1 (2008–09).