Select Committee on Procedure Minutes of Evidence


Letter from the Clerk of the Administration Committee to the Clerk of the Procedure Committee


  Thank you for your letter of 24 February, which was considered by the Administration Committee at its meeting on 23 March.

  I wish to advise you that it was the Committee's initial and, it has to be said, unanimous view that only those Members representing the whole of the United Kingdom, i.e., Members of this House and UK Members of the European Parliament, should be permitted access to the House of Commons and the use of its facilities.

  However, the Committee has deferred taking a final decision until after the elections to the Scottish Parliament and to the National Assembly for Wales, and knowing what reciprocal arrangements are proposed for Westminster Members by those bodies and by the Northern Ireland Assembly.

24 March 1999

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