COMMONS

Leader and Shadow Leader of the House questioned

16 May 2013

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee will hold its fifth oral evidence session on its inquiry into Revisiting Rebuilding the House: the impact of the Wright reforms.

Witnesses

Thursday 16 May 2013; Wilson Room, Portcullis House.

At 12.30 pm:

  • Ms Angela Eagle MP,  Shadow Leader of the House

At 1.15 pm (approx):

  • Rt Hon. Andrew Lansley MP, Leader of the House

Background

On 24 November 2009, the Select Committee on the Reform of the House of Commons, chaired by Tony Wright, published its report Rebuilding the House. 

The report began by stating:

"The Committee aims to make the Commons matter more, increase its vitality and rebalance its relationship with the executive, and to give the public a greater voice in parliamentary proceedings."

Three years later, in December 2012, the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee announced an inquiry into the impact of the Wright reforms.

In this fifth session the Committee will hear evidence from the Leader and Shadow Leader of the House about the implementation of the Wright reforms, including the changes to select committees and the operation of the Backbench Business Committee.

There will also be questions about progress towards the establishment of a House Business Committee.  

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