Liaison Committee: Power to Take Evidence

– in the House of Commons at 8:25 pm on 14th May 2002.

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Motion made and Question proposed,

That Standing Order No. 145 (Liaison Committee) be amended as follows:

Line 12, at end insert '(1A) The Committee may also hear evidence from the Prime Minister on matters of public policy'.—[Mr. Robin Cook.]

Amendment proposed: (a), in line 3, at end add

', but such meetings shall only be attended by the Chairman of the Liaison Committee and the Chairmen of Select Committees appointed under S.O. Nos. 146 and 152.'.—[Mr. Bryant.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes 78, Noes 261.

Division number 240

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Question accordingly negatived.

Main Question put and agreed to.