HC Deb 23 November 1987 vol 123 c76W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Lord Privy Seal what response he has made to the report from the Liaison Committee, Session 1984–85, HC363; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wakeham

This report was generally in the nature of a factual summary of the inquiries that had been carried out by the departmental Select Committees in the previous two years. With regard to the references in the report to the nomination of departmental Select Committees after general elections, I do not consider that the existence of a standing order providing for nominations for these Committees to be put forward within a prescribed period would necessarily have expedited their establishment in this Parliament.