§ Q7. Mr Mike Thomas
asked the Prime Minister if she will now answer questions on the membership and terms of reference of Cabinet committees.
§ The Prime Minister
I have established four standing committees of the Cabinet: a defence and oversea policy committee and an economic strategy committee, both under my chairmanship; a home and social affairs committee under the chairmanship of my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary; and a legislation committee under the chairmanship of the Lord Chancellor. Attendance at these committees will vary according to the subject under discussion. Where appropriate, sub-committees of the standing committees will be established. Membership and terms of reference of the standing committees or their sub-committees will remain confidential.