Legacy Report - Liaison Contents

Liaison Committee

The Liaison Committee is appointed to consider general matters relating to the work of select committees; to advise the House of Commons Commission on select committees; to choose select committee reports for debate in the House and to hear evidence from the Prime Minister on matters of public policy.

All publications of the Committee (including press notices) and further details can be found on the Committee's web pages at www.parliament.uk/liaisoncom

Current membership

Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP (Liberal Democrat, Berwick-upon-Tweed) (Chair)

The Chair of the following Select Committees are members of the Liaison Committee:

Administration - Rt Hon Sir Alan Haselhurst MP (Conservative, Saffron Walden)

Backbench Business - Natascha Engel MP (Labour, North East Derbyshire)

Business, Innovation and Skills - Mr Adrian Bailey MP (Labour/Co-op, West Bromwich West)

Communities and Local Government - Mr Clive Betts MP (Labour, Sheffield South East)

Culture, Media and Sport - Mr John Whittingdale MP (Conservative, Maldon)

Defence - Rory Stewart MP (Conservative, Penrith and The Border)

Education - Mr Graham Stuart MP (Conservative, Beverley and Holderness)

Energy and Climate Change - Mr Tim Yeo MP (Conservative, South Suffolk)

Environmental Audit - Joan Walley MP (Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North)

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Miss Anne McIntosh MP (Conservative, Thirsk and Malton)

European Scrutiny - Sir William Cash MP (Conservative, Stone)

Finance and Services - John Thurso MP (Liberal Democrat, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)

Foreign Affairs - Rt Hon Sir Richard Ottaway MP (Conservative, Croydon South)

Health - Dr Sarah Wollaston MP (Conservative, Totness)

Home Affairs - Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP (Labour, Leicester East)

Human Rights (Joint Committee) - Dr Hywel Francis MP (Labour, Aberavon)

International Development - Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Bruce MP (Liberal Democrat, Gordon)

Justice - Rt Hon Sir Alan Beith MP (Liberal Democrat, Berwick-upon-Tweed)

Northern Ireland Affairs - Mr Laurence Robertson MP (Conservative, Tewkesbury)

Political and Constitutional Reform - Mr Graham Allen MP (Labour, Nottingham North)

Privileges - Rt Hon Kevin Barron MP (Labour, Rother Valley)

Procedure - Mr Charles Walker MP (Conservative, Broxbourne)

Public Accounts - Rt Hon Margaret Hodge MP (Labour, Barking)

Public Administration - Mr Bernard Jenkin MP (Conservative, Harwich and North Essex)

Regulatory Reform - Mr Lee Scott MP (Conservative, Ilford North)

Science and Technology - Andrew Miller MP (Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston)

Scottish Affairs - Mr Ian Davidson MP (Labour/Co-op, Glasgow South West)

Selection - Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP (Conservative, The Cotswolds)

Standards - Rt Hon Kevin Barron MP (Labour, Rother Valley)

Statutory Instruments - Mr George Mudie MP (Labour, Leeds East)

Transport - Mrs Louise Ellman MP (Labour/Co-op, Liverpool Riverside)

Treasury - Mr Andrew Tyrie MP (Conservative, Chichester)

Welsh Affairs - David T C Davies MP (Conservative, Monmouth)

Work and Pensions - Dame Anne Begg MP (Labour, Aberdeen South)

The following members were also members of the committee during the parliament:

Defence - Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP (Conservative, North East Hampshire)

Health - Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP (Conservative, Charnwood)

Procedure - Rt Hon Sir Greg Knight MP (Conservative, East Yorkshire)

Regulatory Reform - James Duddridge MP (Conservative, Rochford and Southend East)

Regulatory Reform - Mr Robert Syms MP (Conservative, Poole)


The powers of the Committee are set out in House of Commons Standing Order No 145. The Standing Orders are available on the Internet via www.parliament.uk


All publications of the Committee (including press notices) and further details can be found on the Committee's web pages at www.parliament.uk/liaisoncom

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Andrew Kennon (Clerk), Anita Fuki (Senior Committee Assistant) and Susan Ramsay (Committee Assistant).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerks of the Liaison Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 5675; the Committee's email address is liaisoncommittee@parliament.uk

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Prepared 24 March 2015