Proposals for 2018–19 ad hoc committees sought

House of Lords Committee room
13 November 2017

Liaison Committee Chairman Lord McFall invites members of the House to put forward their proposals for ad hoc committees in 2018-19.

Ad hoc committees are appointed to undertake a particular inquiry and cease to exist once they have reported to the House. Members are invited to send their suggestions for inquiry topics for ad hoc committees, together with a few brief paragraphs explaining the particular areas they would like to see covered in an ad hoc inquiry.

Proposals should be sent to the Clerk of the Liaison Committee, Philippa Tudor, in the internal mail or by email: hlliaisoncmttee@parliament.uk no later than 20 December 2017.

All ideas submitted by then will be considered by the Liaison Committee using the following criteria for selection:

  • Makes best use of the knowledge and experience of Members of the House 
  • Complements the work of Commons departmental select committees
  • Addresses areas of policy that cross departmental boundaries
  • The activity proposed should be capable of being confined to one year.

Members are also welcome to submit proposals to follow up particular aspects of the work of previous ad hoc Committees. The Liaison Committee expects to recommend up to four proposals for new ad hoc Committees for appointment in 2018-19 one of which will be a post-legislative scrutiny committee.

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