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Prime Minister questioned on EU referendum

04 May 2016

The Prime Minister, David Cameron MP, has agreed to give evidence to the Liaison Committee – the Committee of Committee Chairs – on the EU referendum.

Witness

Wednesday 4 May 2016, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 4.30pm

Chair's comments

Commenting on the announcement, Rt Hon. Andrew Tyrie MP, Chair of the Liaison Committee, said:

"I am delighted that the Prime Minister has agreed to appear before the Liaison Committee to give evidence on the UK's membership of the EU, ahead of the referendum in June. The Liaison Committee is a good forum for calm and rational debate, and that's what the public is demanding.

The Prime Minister is uniquely well placed to give evidence. The decision to call the referendum was his. He led the renegotiations. So it is his views and explanations that matter most, and are most worthy of careful scrutiny.

By agreeing to appear before the Liaison Committee three times a year, the Prime Minister is holding himself to a higher standard of accountability than his predecessors."

Members attending

The session is chaired by Rt Hon Andrew Tyrie MP (Con) and involves the following Select Committee Chairmen:

  • Nicola Blackwood MP, Science and Technology Committee (Con)
  • Crispin Blunt MP, Foreign Affairs Committee (Con)
  • Neil Carmichael MP, Education Committee (Con)
  • Sir William Cash MP, EU Scrutiny European Scrutiny Committee (Con)
  • Rt Hon. Frank Field MP, Work and Pensions Committee (Lab)
  • Meg Hillier MP, Public Accounts Committee (Lab)
  • Bernard Jenkin MP, Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee (Con)
  • Rt Hon. Keith Vaz MP, Home Affairs Committee (Lab)
  • Pete Wishart MP, Scottish Affairs Committee (SNP)
  • Ian Wright MP, Business, Innovation and Skills Committee (Lab)

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