Liaison Committee

Session 2002-03

13 January 2003

Evidence from the Prime Minister:

Tuesday 21 January

The Prime Minister will give evidence to the Liaison Committee on Tuesday 21 January at 9.00 am in the Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House.  The session is expected to last for up to two and a half hours.

This is the second such session of oral evidence given to the Committee by Mr Blair.  The first occasion took place on Tuesday 16 July 2002 (see HC 1095, Session 2001-02 for the minutes of evidence).  Sessions will be held twice per year.

As before, the session will be open to the press and public, and is being held in a room equipped with television cameras for broadcasting, enabling the media to make use of the signal for live and recorded broadcasts.  The session will also be available on Parliament's internal television network and will be webcast on

The session will cover both domestic and international affairs.  Questioning will be based on a limited number of themes selected in advance.  Notice of the questions is not given to the Prime Minister.

An uncorrected transcript of the Prime Minister's session transcribed by the House's official Shorthand Writer will be placed on the Internet and in the Library of the House as soon as possible.  The corrected transcript will be published in due course.