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House of Lords to appoint three new Committees


The House of Lords has today agreed reports from the Liaison Committee to appoint two new special inquiry committees - National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee and Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee – as well as a new Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee.

The appointment of the National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee follows the Liaison Committee's recommendation that a special inquiry committee be appointed “to consider the effectiveness of current sport and recreation policies and initiatives”. The new Committee is to report by the end of November 2021.

The appointment of the Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee follows the Liaison Committee's recommendation that a special inquiry committee be appointed “to consider risk assessment and risk planning in the context of disruptive national hazards”. The new Committee is to report by the end of November 2021.

In a separate report, the Liaison Committee has highlighted the importance of scrutiny of common frameworks. The aim of a common framework is to create a common approach across the nations of the UK in a range of policy areas. The Liaison Committee recommends the establishment of a Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee for the duration of the present session, to begin work as soon as possible after the House returns from the summer recess.

The Membership and Chairs of the Committees will be approved by the House after the summer recess.

The Liaison Committee's new special inquiry committees 2020–21 report is available to read here.

The Liaison Committee's Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee report is available to read here.

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