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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:33 am on 19th March 2009.

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Photo of Patrick Cormack Patrick Cormack Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 11:33 am, 19th March 2009

Does the Leader of the House recognise that Select Committees are one of the most important ways in which we have the opportunity truly to hold the Government to account? However, the Regional Select Committees are a total travesty. Will she become the Leader of the House for once and abandon them, and instead have the regional Grand Committees, to which every Member in the region concerned is entitled to attend?

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