The Liaison Committee is
appointed under Standing Order No 131, as follows:
A select committee shall be appointed, to be called the Liaison
(a) to consider general
matters relating to the work of select committees,
(b) to give such advice
relating to the work of select committees as may be sought by
the House of Commons Commission, and
(c) to report to the House
its choice of select committee reports to be debated on such Wednesdays
as may be appointed by the Speaker in pursuance of paragraph (4)
of Standing Order No. 10 (Wednesday sittings).
(2) The Committee shall
report its recommendations as to the allocation of time for consideration
by the House of the estimates on any day or half-day which may
be allotted for that purpose; and upon a motion being made that
the House do agree with any such report the questions shall be
put forthwith and, if that question is agreed to, the recommendations
shall have effect as if they were orders of the House.
Proceedings in pursuance
of this paragraph, though opposed, may be decided after the expiration
of the time for opposed business.
(3) The Committee shall
have power to send for persons, papers and records, to sit notwithstanding
any adjournment of the House, and to report from time to time;
(4) Unless the House otherwise
orders, each Member nominated to the Committee shall continue
to be a member of it for the remainder of the Parliament.
(5) The quorum of the Committee
shall be six.
The following were nominated
as members of the Committee on 6 November 1992.
Mr Robert Adley, Sir Nicholas
Bonsor, Mr Richard Caborn, Mr Bob Cryer, Mr Frank Field, Mr Jimmy
Hood, Mr Terence L Higgins, Mr David Howell, Mr Greville Janner,
Mr Robert B Jones, Mr Gerald Kaufman, Mr Archy Kirkwood, Sir Ivan
Lawrence, Mr William McKelvey, Mrs Marion Roe, Sir Giles Shaw,
Mr Robert Sheldon, Sir Malcolm Thornton, Mr Gareth Wardell, Mr
John Watts and Mr Jerry Wiggin.
Mr Terence L Higgins was
elected Chairman on 17 November 1992.
Sir Peter Emery, Sir Geoffrey
Johnson Smith, Sir Fergus Montgomery and Mr James Pawsey were
added to the Committee on 11 December 1992.
Mr Paul Channon, Mr Michael
Martin, Mr Ray Powell, Mr Colin Shepherd and Mr Gary Waller were
added to the Committee on 5 March 1993.
Mr Robert Adley died on
15 May 1993.
Mr Bob Cryer died on 12
Sir James Kilfedder was
added to the Committee on 4 May 1994.
Mr Andrew F Bennett was
added to the Committee on 20 June 1994.
Mr John Watts was discharged
and Sir Thomas Arnold was added to the Committee on 26 October
Mr Robert B Jones was discharged
from the Committee on 13 February 1995.
Sir James Kilfedder died
on 20 March 1995.
Mr Barry Field was added
to the Committee on 30 March 1995.
Mr Clive Soley was added
to the Committee on 9 June 1995.
Sir Nicholas Bonsor was
discharged and Mr Michael Colvin was added to the Committee on
21 November 1995.
Mr Richard Caborn and Sir
Geoffrey Johnson Smith were discharged and Mr Martin O'Neill and
Mr Giles Radice were added to the Committee on 17 January 1996.
Mr Greville Janner was discharged
from the Committee on 1 April 1996.
Sir Thomas Arnold was discharged
and Mr Matthew Carrington was added to the Committee on 1 November
Mr Matthew Carrington was
discharged and Mr Barry Legg was added to the Committee on 16