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Select Committees

Volume 204: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1992

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To ask the Lord President of the Council what is his policy towards the Departmental Selection Committees being allowed to play a consultative role in the regular legislative process.

In its report on the working of the Select Committee system—second report, Session 1989–90 —the Procedure Committee did not favour a legislative function for Select Committees related to Government Departments. Nor do I.