HC Deb 23 October 2000 vol 355 c65W
Mr. Mitchell

To ask the President of the Council what precedents there are since 1970 for a Minister of the Crown taking the Chair of a Select Committee, other than(a) those relating to Privileges of the House or conduct of individual hon. Members and (b) the Select Committee on Modernisation of the House of Commons. [132632]

Mrs. Beckett

As far as I am aware, there are no clear precedents, other than those mentioned, since 1970 (though there are earlier precedents). I am afraid the House's records are not held in a form which enables me to give a more definitive response.