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Liaison Committee (Commons)

Commons Select Committee

The Liaison Committee is made up of Select Committee Chairs. It considers the overall work of select committees, promotes effective scrutiny of Government and chooses committee reports for debates. It questions the Prime Minister about policy, usually three times a year.

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Liaison Committee invites Prime Minister to give evidence
New Chair of the Liaison Committee, Sir Bernard Jenkin MP, invites the Prime Minister to appear before the Committee in June
21 May 2020
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General Election 2019
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, all select committees have ceased to exist
6 November 2019
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Liaison Committee membership at the end of Parliament 2017-19
View the membership of the Committee at the end of 2017-19 Parliament
5 November 2019
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Prime Minister pulls out of evidence session with Liaison Committee
23 October 2019
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Prime Minister to give evidence to Committee
The Prime Minister will appear before the Committee on 24 October 2019
18 October 2019
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Chair writes to Prime Minister requesting earlier date for Liaison Committee appearance
Liaison Committee publishes letter to the Prime Minister
3 October 2019
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Prime Minister requested to appear before Liaison Committee
Committee Chair writes to Prime Minister
24 September 2019
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Prime Minister to give evidence after the House returns
Planned Liaison Committee session has been postponed
10 September 2019
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Committees must do more to include a wider range of voices in their work
Committee publishes report into the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system
10 September 2019
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Liaison Committee requests Prime Minister to appear on 11 September
Dr Sarah Wollaston MP has written to Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP
9 September 2019
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The Liaison Committee questions the Prime Minister
PM to face questions on Brexit, social policy and climate change
3 September 2019
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Chair comments on Prime Minister's scheduled appearance before Liaison Committee
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make his first appearance in front of the Liaison Committee
28 August 2019
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Prime Minister to make first appearance before Liaison Committee
Appearance follows a request by the Liaison Committee for the new PM to attend after the summer recess
14 August 2019
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Pre Appointment Hearings: Select Committees should scrutinise any appointment they feel necessary
Committee publishes report on Pre-Appointment Hearings
19 June 2019
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Prime Minister questioned on Brexit by Liaison Committee
Committee questions Theresa May MP on Brexit, security and border issues and trade and economy
26 April 2019
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Select Committee system effectiveness and influence inquiry launched
Liaison Committee inquiry considers aims, 'core tasks' and impact
18 January 2019
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Prime Minister questioned on Brexit by Liaison Committee
Liaision Committee questions Theresa May MP on security, cross-border issues and the economy
22 November 2018
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Prime Minister to be questioned by Liaison Committee
Liaison Committee questions Theresa May on Brexit, air quality, defence spending and the Palace's restoration
18 July 2018
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Prime Minister to give evidence to the Liaison Committee
Liaison Committee questions the Prime Minister on Wednesday 18 July
4 July 2018
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Witness gender diversity: next steps for select committees
Liaison Committee report outlines three steps to ensure greater diversity for Parliament
11 June 2018
Total results 60 (page 2 of 3)