The Ties that Bind: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in the 21st Century - Follow-up report Contents

Liaison Committee

The Liaison Committee is appointed by the House of Lords to advise the House on the resources required for select committee work and to allocate resources between select committees; to review the select committee work of the House; to consider requests for Special Inquiry Committees and report to the House with recommendations; to ensure effective co-ordination between the two Houses; and to consider the availability of members to serve on committees


The Members of the Liaison Committee are:

Lord Blencathra

Earl Howe*

Lord Bradley

Lord Judge

Lord Collins of Highbury

Baroness Scott of Needham Market

Baroness Coussins

Lord Taylor of Holbeach

Lord Davies of Oldham

Baroness Walmsley

Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Chair)

*Earl Howe recused himself on grounds of ministerial propriety

Declaration of interests

A full list of Members’ interests can be found in the Register of Lords’ Interests:


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Further information

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Committee staff

The staff who worked on this inquiry were Heather Fuller (Committee Operations Officer), Lucy Molloy (Policy Analyst), David Shiels (Clerk) and Philippa Tudor (Clerk).

Contact details

All correspondence should be addressed to the Liaison Committee, Committee Office, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW. Telephone 020 7219 3130. Email

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