Backbench Business Committee

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 5:08 pm on 12th March 2012.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Chair, Public Accounts Commission, Chair, Public Accounts Commission 5:08 pm, 12th March 2012

Apparently, some people in the Government think that under the current arrangements the Labour party can gang up to ensure that so-called troublemakers are on this Committee. Is that not to politicise the whole issue? The fact is that members of the Committee are independent. They are not troublemakers; they are independent-minded people. We should keep party politics out of this.