Liaison Committee (UK)
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 chairs of the 32 Commons select committees and the chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
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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. The Liaison Committee is the only Commons committee that questions the prime minister and generally meets twice a year.
- Defence, Dan Sabbagh; editor, security (2020-05-26). "Boris Johnson to face minimal questions on Cummings' conduct". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
The liaison body is the only Commons committee that has the power to question the prime minister and used to meet twice a year before Johnson became prime minister last July.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
- "Johnson to face senior MPs amid Cummings row". BBC News. 2020-05-27. Retrieved 2020-05-27.
It marks the first time he has appeared before the Commons Liaison Committee - the only committee that gets to question the PM - since taking office.
- "Liaison Committee Membership". UK Parliament. Retrieved 27 May 2020.