The Selection Committee is appointed under standing order 222 (PDF 736KB, page 10)
- arrange the timetable and order of committee and delegation business and private Members’ business for each sitting Monday (in accordance with standing orders 39 and 41 PDF 736KB, page 28-30, and standing order 40, PDF 369KB, pages 29);
- select private Members' notices and other items of private Members' and committee and delegation business for referral to the Federation Chamber, or for return to the House; and
- select bills that the committee regards as controversial or as requiring further consultation or debate for referral to the relevant standing or joint committee (in accordance with standing order 143, PDF 736KB, page 61); and
In the Forty-second Parliament, a meeting of whips undertook the selection of committee and delegation business and private Members' business, while in the Forty-first, Forty-third and Forty-fourth Parliaments, a Selection Committee performed this function. A full list of reports tabled by the Committee and its predecessors is available online together with reports completed since 2004.