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Sarah Wollaston elected Chair of Liaison Committee

13 November 2017

Sarah Wollaston has been elected Chair of the Liaison Committee, which met this evening for the first time in this Parliament.

Committee structure and role

The Liaison Committee is made up of Chairs of Select Committees, and oversees a range of matters affecting committees. It also takes evidence from the Prime Minister three times a year.

Chair's comment

Sarah Wollaston said:

"Select Committees show Parliament at its best with MPs working together across party lines and I am delighted to have been elected Chair of the Liaison Committee, which is made up of all the Select Committee Chairs.

I hope to use my time as Chair to strengthen the role of Select Committees and the valuable role they play on behalf of the public. Brexit is likely to dominate the Government’s  agenda in this Parliament but there are very many crucial issues of domestic policy which must not be sidelined."

The Liaison Committee also agreed to hold an evidence session with the Prime Minister on 20 December 2017.

Further information

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