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Select Committee Practice and Procedure (Effective Working)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:49 pm on 27th November 2018.

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That this House approves the recommendation of the Liaison Committee in its First Report, Changing committee practice and procedure: enhancing effective working, HC 922 regarding the attendance of a member of one committee at another by invitation; and accordingly orders that Standing Order No. 137A be amended by adding the following sub-paragraph to paragraph (1): “(e) to invite members of any other committee to which this order applies to attend any meeting and, at the discretion of the chair, ask questions of witnesses or otherwise participate in its proceedings; but no member of another committee so invited may move any motion or amendment, vote or count towards the quorum.”—(Andrea Leadsom.)