Select committees and contempts: clarifying and strengthening powers to call for persons, papers and records Contents

5Conclusion and questions for consultation

144.We put this report forward for consultation as a preliminary proposal, having carefully considered the issues and examined comparative arrangements in other democratic legislatures. The responses to the questions set out below will inform the next stage of our consideration. We intend to consult widely, including seeking the views of current and former Members of both Houses, legal professionals and members of the judiciary from across the different jurisdictions of the United Kingdom, academics, and current and former Clerks. We will be taking further oral evidence to explore others’ opinions of the strengths and weaknesses of our proposal, before presenting a final report for consideration by the House.

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