Liaison Committee: Press Notice

4 December 2007

MPs to question Prime Minister

MPs on the Liaison Committee today announce details for the first evidence session with the new Prime Minister Rt Hon Gordon Brown, continuing the regular twice yearly sessions the Committee holds with the PM on a range of domestic and international issues.

The meeting will take place on Thursday 13 December at 10.00 hrs. The session usually lasts for up to two and a half hours.

Questioning will be based on a limited number of themes selected in advance. Notice of the questions is not given to the Prime Minister.

The session will be held in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House and will be open to members of the press with Houses of Parliament passes and other passholders. A viewing room for non-passholders from the press and public will be available nearby in Portcullis House.

The Boothroyd Room is equipped with television cameras for broadcasting. The session will also be available on Parliament’s internal television network and will be webcast live on

An uncorrected transcript of this hearing will be placed on the internet at as soon as possible following the evidence session.


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 to hear evidence from the Prime Minister on matters of public policy.


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