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Chamber and committees

About committees

Everything you need to know about committees


What are the roles in a committee?


A convener:

  • chairs committee meetings
  • speaks on behalf of the committee
  • agrees agendas for committee meetings

The Deputy Convener 

The deputy convener takes on the convener’s responsibilities when they're not available.

Committee members

All committee members, including the convener and deputy convener:

  • help decide on the committee's work programme
  • ask witnesses (members of the public, organisations, or experts) questions in committee meetings
  • contribute to and agree committee reports and other documents