Rebuilding the House: select committee issues, first report of session 2009-10, report, together with formal minutes
The Stationery Office, Jan 27, 2010 - Law - 25 pages
This report follows' on from the Reform Committee's first report, 2008-09 (HC 1117, ISBN 9780215542175). The Liaison Committee here agrees with their comment in that report that 'the House devotes considerable resources to select committees and then largely neglects their output in drawing up the House agenda'. Select committees need to have their output linked through debate and dialogue into the overall system for holding government to account. The Liaison Committee calls for a positive response to the full range of the Reform Committee's proposals and this report sets out to inform the House as it considers the recommendations
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agenda Alan Beith Michael Andrew Dismore Andrew Miller backbench business committee Barry Sheerman Chairman changing the Standing committee structure departmental select committees Dismore Mrs Louise division of Chairs Dr Phyllis Starkey Edward Leigh election of Chairs election of members endorse the proposal Estimates days Government changes House business House of Commons House's Involving the public Jack Mr Edward James Arbuthnot John Whittingdale Liaison Committee Louise Ellman Machinery of Government membership of select Michael Jack Mike Gapes MP Conservative MP Labour MP Labour/Co-op MP Liberal Democrat number of select Paragraph Parliamentary Private Secretaries Peter Luff petitions Phyllis Starkey Keith principal select committees proposal for changing Public Administration Committee Rebuilding the House recognise Reform Committee recommends relating to select Report of Session Secretaries from eligibility Sir Alan Beith Speaker Standing Orders relating Starkey Keith Vaz substantive motions support the proposal support the recommendation system of elections two-year experiment proposed Vaz Mr John