Liaison Committee

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The Liaison Committee is a committee of the British House of Commons, the lower house of the United Kingdom Parliament. The committee consists of the Chairmen of the 32 Commons Select Committees and the chairman of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.

The role of the committee is to consider general matters relating to the work of select committees. It advises the House of Commons Commission on select committees as well as choosing select committee reports for debate in the chamber.

Since 2002, the Prime Minister has appeared annually before the Liaison Committee in order to give evidence on matters of public policy. David Cameron went before the liaison committee for the first time after the United Kingdom general election, 2010 on 18 November 2010.[1]


As of 10 December 2012, the members of the committee are as follows:

  Member Party Constituency Committee
The Rt Hon. Sir Alan Beith MP (Chair) Liberal Democrat Berwick-upon-Tweed Justice
Graham Allen MP Labour Nottingham North Political and Constitutional Reform
The Rt Hon. James Arbuthnot MP Conservative North East Hampshire Defence
Adrian Bailey MP Labour Co-op West Bromwich Business, Innovation and Skills
The Rt Hon. Kevin Barron MP Labour Rother Valley Standards and Privileges
Dame Anne Begg MP Labour Aberdeen South Work and Pensions
Clive Betts MP Labour Sheffield South East Communities and Local Government
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown FRICS MP Conservative Cotswold Selection
The Rt Hon. Sir Malcolm Bruce MP Liberal Democrat Gordon International Development
Bill Cash MP Conservative Stone European Scrutiny
Ian Davidson MP Labour Glasgow South West Scottish Affairs
David TC Davies MP Conservative Monmouth Welsh Affairs
The Rt Hon. Stephen Dorrell MP Conservative Charnwood Health
James Duddridge MP Conservative Rochford and Southend East Regulatory Reform
Louise Ellman MP Labour Co-op Liverpool Riverside Transport
Natascha Engel MP Labour North East Derbyshire Backbench Business
Hywel Francis MP Labour Aberavon Human Rights (Joint)
The Rt Hon. Sir Alan Haselhurst MP Conservative Saffron Walden Administration
The Rt Hon. Margaret Hodge MP Labour Barking Public Accounts
The Honourable Bernard Jenkin MP Conservative Harwich and North Essex Public Administration
Anne McIntosh MP Conservative Thirsk and Malton Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Andrew Miller MP Labour Ellesmere Port and Neston Science and Technology
George Mudie MP Labour Leeds East Statutory Instruments
Richard Ottaway MP Conservative Croydon South Foreign Affairs
Laurence Robertson MP Conservative Tewkesbury Northern Ireland Affairs
Graham Stuart MP Conservative Beverley and Holderness Education
The Rt Hon. John Thurso MP Liberal Democrat Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross Finance and Services
Andrew Tyrie MP Conservative Chichester Treasury
The Rt Hon. Keith Vaz MP Labour Leicester East Home Affairs
Charles Walker Conservative Broxbourne Procedure
Joan Walley MP Labour Stoke-on-Trent North Environmental Audit
John Whittingdale OBE MP Conservative Maldon Culture, Media and Sport
Tim Yeo MP Conservative South Suffolk Energy and Climate Change

Source: Liaison Committee

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  1. ^ "PM quizzed by MPs over spending review". BBC News. 18 November 2010. Retrieved 19 November 2010.