Time and place of meeting

41.6After a joint committee has been appointed, or (for a permanently-established committee) at the beginning of each Parliament, the first meeting is fixed by agreement among the Members.1 Subsequent meetings are fixed by the committee itself in the usual way.


  1. 1. For the former procedure of exchanging messages about the time and place of first meeting, see Erskine May (23rd edn, 2004), p 918. In the case of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards, the Commons made provision for the Commission to meet ‘at any time after the Lords has agreed to appoint a committee’ (CJ (2012–13) 180 para (5)).