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Democratic Renewal Council

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 7 April 2010

Questions

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of the Democratic Renewal Council; and which members attended which meetings of the Council. [HL3023]

The full membership of the Democratic Renewal Council is:

Prime Minister (Chair);

Leader of the House of Commons (and Lord Privy Seal); Minister for Women and Equality;

First Secretary of State, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Lord President of the Council;

Chancellor of the Exchequer;

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs;

Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor;

Secretary of State for the Home Department;

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs;

Secretary of State for International Development;

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government;

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland;

Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster;

Secretary of State for Scotland;

Secretary of State for Wales;

Chief Whip (Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury);

Attorney-General; and

Minister of State, Ministry of Justice.

Other Ministers are invited to attend meetings where necessary.

Information relating to the proceedings of Cabinet Committees, including which members attended which meeting, is generally not disclosed. To do so could harm the frankness and candour of internal discussion.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates the Democratic Renewal Council has met. [HL3024]

Information relating to the proceedings of Cabinet Committees, including when and how often they meet, is generally not disclosed. To do so could harm the frankness and candour of internal discussion.