COMMONS

Committee takes further evidence on recall of MPs

26 January 2012

The Political and Constitutional Reform Committee will take evidence on the Government's proposals for the recall of MPs. The Committee hears from Rt Hon Kevin Barron MP Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee, John Lyon CB, Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Robert Rogers, Clerk of the House, Mr Laurence Smyth & Mr Carpenter

Witnesses

Thursday 26 January 2012 at 10.00am in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 10am

  • Rt Hon Kevin Barron MP Chair, Standards and Privileges Committee
  • John Lyon CB, Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

At approx 10.45 am

  • Robert Rogers, Clerk of the House
  • Liam Laurence Smyth, Clerk of the Journals
  • Michael Carpenter, Speaker's Counsel

Purpose of session

This session continues the Committee's pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government's proposals for the recall of MPs.  The purpose of the session is to question witnesses who would play a role in the proposed process for triggering a recall petition via a resolution of the House of Commons, and House officials with expertise in the practices and procedures of the House.

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