Liaison Committee: Press Notice

11 February 2009

THEMES OF LIAISON COMMITTEE QUESTIONS TO PM ANNOUNCED

MPs on the Liaison Committee will tomorrow question the 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 evidence session will begin at 10.00 hrs tomorrow, Thursday 12 February 2009, and usually lasts for up to two and a half hours. Notice of the questions is not given to the Prime Minister, but questioning is based on a limited number of themes which are being published today, ahead of tomorrow’s session, for the first time.

The questions to the Prime Minster will fall under the broad themes of:

The Recession

  • The City and banking issues
  • Consequences for the private sector
  • Public sector consequences
  • International dimension

Foreign Affairs

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 www.parliamentlive.tv.

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

NOTE FOR EDITORS:

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Media Enquiries: Jessica Bridges Palmer, Tel 020 7219 0724, email: [email protected]

Specific Committee Information: Tel 020 7219 5675/2712, email: [email protected]

Committee Website: www.parliament.uk/liaisoncom

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