Local Transport Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 22nd April 2008.

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Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Manchester, Blackley 4:15 pm, 22nd April 2008

Of course the Select Committee can invite anybody it wishes to attend. The point that I was making is that the Prime Minister has suggested that Select Committees should look at important public appointments, and that before a person takes up a post, they should discuss with them their attitude to the job. I was asking my right hon. Friend whether she thought that this important position should be one of those posts in which the applicant is automatically interviewed by the Select Committee.