Committees of Parliament
Standing committees last two and half years. They are set up at the start of a new term of Parliament and again after two and half years. They comprise about 30 members selected by party whips. The Composition of Standing Committees is as follows:
These are departmentally related committees, whose composition is determined at the start of each new session. Sectoral Committees last one session, and comprise about 30 members designated by Whips and approved by the House. Independent MPs can apply through the Clerk to Parliament to serve on committees of their choice.