The Committee is appointed to consider general matters relating to the work of select committees; to advise the House of Commons Commission on select committees; to choose select committee reports for debate in the House and, by a decision of the House on 14 May 2002, to hear evidence from the Prime Minister on matters of public policy.
Prime Minister to give evidence to MPs
Rt Hon Nick Clegg MP gives evidence to MPs
No business announced
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As part of Parliament Week Sir Alan Beith, Chair of the Liaison Committee, has given a 60 second interview about the committee’s recent report on Select committee effectiveness, resources and powers.
Much of the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords takes place in committees, which examine issues in detail, from government policy to proposed new laws.
Guidelines for overseas travel by Select Committees as agreed by the Liaison Committee on 28 April 2011 available as a web page or PDF file.
Guidance on the use of electronic devices in Select Committees as agreed by the Liaison Committee on 20 October 2011 available as a web page or PDF file.
This short film explains the role and impact of select committees of the House of Commons, their membership, how they conduct inquiries, what it's like to be a witness and how you can get involved.