MPs from the Liaison Committee to question Prime Minister

18 November 2010

The Liaison Committee announce further details for the first evidence session with Prime Minister David Cameron.

The evidence will begin at 2.00 pm on Thursday 18 November, and is expected to last for up to two and a half hours. It will be webcast live on Parliament TV.

It is expected that the questioning will cover the following subjects:

At 2pm:

1. The Spending Review: the PM’s involvement

  • The Comprehensive Spending Review process
  • The Defence settlement
  • Higher Education and science funding
  • Transport spending
  • Housing Benefit and Local Government funding
  • Police funding 
  • Early intervention

At approximately 3.10pm:

2. “Greenest government ever”

  • The green agenda
  • Progress to a low-carbon economy
  • Defra funding for flood defence
  • The Forestry Commission

At approximately 3.40pm:

3. Strategic Defence and Security Review

  • UK National Strategy
  • UK foreign policy and the National Security Strategy
  • Counter-Terrorism policy and the role of National Security Council
  • Development and climate change

At approximately 4pm:

4. Afghanistan and Pakistan

  • DFID’s programme in Afghanistan
  • Cross-Government working
  • UK’s general strategy for the region
  • Policy on withdrawal

The Liaison Committee is made up of 33 Chairs of Select Committees.

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