Procedure Committee

26 March 2007 Session 2006-07 No. 5



The House of Commons Procedure Committee will hold the second public evidence session in connection with its inquiry into written parliamentary questions as follows:

Wednesday 28 March at 3:30pm in Committee Room 20, Upper Committee Corridor. Witnesses: Mr David Drew MP, Mr Oliver Heald MP, and Mr David Laws MP

An uncorrected version of the transcript will appear on these pages within about a week of the date of the session. The transcript of the evidence session with the Leader of the House on 28 February is available by clicking on the links.

The terms of reference for the Committee's inquiry are:

€To consider the procedures, scope and rules governing the tabling (including the electronic tabling) of parliamentary questions for written answer;

€To examine the reasons for, and the consequences of, the recent rise in the number of such questions; and

€To consider the procedures for the answering of such questions and what opportunities are available to Members to pursue answers with which they are not satisfied.

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