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Select Committee Papers

Volume 977: debated on Thursday 31 January 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will propose that Select Committees should be enabled to make available in the Library copies of unclassified papers submitted to them by Government Departments, pending the submission to the House of printed reports containing such papers.

It is already within the power of a Select Committee to place in the Library any evidence, including papers submitted to it, which has been reported to the House.