COMMONS

Liaison Committee questions the Deputy Prime Minister for the first time

05 February 2013

The Liaison Committee will take evidence from the Deputy Prime Minister Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP at 4pm on Tuesday 5 February. This will be the first time the Committee has held an evidence session with the Deputy Prime Minister.

Witness

At 4pm on Tuesday 5 February, in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

  • Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister

Themes

It is expected that the questioning will cover the following subjects, and will last for 90 minutes in total:

At 4pm:

1.  "Greenest government ever"?

  • The UN Rio+20 Summit
  • Setting the post-2015 development aid objectives
  • Valuing biodiversity
  • Energy issues and the UK’s energy future
  • ‘Citizen science’

At approximately 4.45 pm:

2.  Constitutional reform and devolution in the United Kingdom

  • Relationship between central and local government
  • Localism
  • Increase of powers for Wales and Scotland
  • English devolution
  • Voter registration
  • Recall of MPs for serious wrongdoing
  • Collective responsibility of Ministers

The Liaison Committee is made up of the Chairs of House of Commons Select Committees.

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