Principles underlying new select committee activity

40.47The Liaison Committee considers proposals for new select committees against the following criteria:

  1. Whether the proposed committee would make best use of the knowledge and experience of Members of the House.
  2. Whether the proposed committee would complement the work of House of Commons departmental select committees.
  3. Whether the proposed committee would address areas of policy which cross departmental boundaries.
  4. In the case of proposed new ad hoc committees, whether the activity is capable of being confined to one session.1

Footnotes

  1. 1. Liaison Committee, Second Report of Session 2016–17, HL 144.