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Select Committees

Volume 567: debated on Thursday 12 September 2013

The independence and impact of Select Committees has undoubtedly increased markedly since the implementation of this Government’s reforms. The election of Chairs by the House and of Committee members by the members of political parties has been instrumental in achieving this increased independence.

Does the Leader of the House agree that Ministers should not seek to influence or interfere in the work of Select Committees?

I do agree with that. I attach great importance to mutual respect and trust between Ministers and Select Committees.