Select committees and all-party groups
David Heath is a member of the following:
- Vice-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health & Visual Impairment
- All Party Groups on Pharmacy, Diabetes, United Nations, Romania
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- Wilton Park Academic Council
Wilton Park, established by Churchill in 1946, arranges conferences dealing with key international issues and policies for a wide range of nationalities and professions. Through this action it aims to contribute to the solution of global problems. The purpose of the council is to oversee the work of Wilton Park and ensure that it meets the highest academic standards and retains its reputation as a centre of excellence. It also advises the chief executive and his senior staff on conference themes, speakers and participants with the aim of maintaining a proper balance in the conference programme.
- Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe)
David has been a member of the Parliamentary Assembly for the Organisation for Security and Co-Operation in Europe since 1997. The OSCE is the world’s largest regional security organisation with 55 states from Europe, Central Asia and North America. The organisation is focused on early warning and conflict prevention, post-conflict redevelopment including the development of civil society and the promotion of security through arms control and confidence building. In addition, the organisation provides election support through observation and provides advice on human rights, democracy and law and the media. David's work in the assembly involves the promotion of parliamentary works to promote parliamentary participation in the OSCE’s activities.
David Heath is a former member of:
- Standards & Privileges Select Committee
- Science & Technology Select Committee
- Modernisation Committee
The Select Committee on Modernisation was established in 1997 with a remit to consider how the practices and procedures of the House of Commons should be modernised. David became a member of the Committee in 2005. During this time he worked on a number of issues, including efforts to improve access to Parliament for the public and methods of improving the efficiency of the legislative process.