Select Committee on International Development First Special Report


FIRST SPECIAL REPORT

The International Development Committee has agreed to the following Special Report:—

THE WORK OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE 1997-2000

INTRODUCTION

1. This Report has been published in response to the recommendation made in the First Report from the Liaison Committee, Session 1999-2000, Shifting the Balance: Select Committees and the Executive, that it expected "all appropriate select committees, by the rise of the House for the Christmas 2000 recess to assess progress on 'live' recommendations and criticisms, and to report".[1]

2. The Report surveys the International Development Committee's scrutiny of the Department for International Development (DFID), and the policies of other multilateral agencies to which DFID contributes, and then goes on to consider relations with the Department, including the timeliness and quality of Government responses to Committee Reports. It examines the Government responses to, and outstanding issues arising from, Committee Reports in the first three sessions of this Parliament. It concludes by examining some innovations and other activities of the Committee which may be of wider interest.



1  First Report from the Liaison Committee, Session 1999-2000, Shifting the Balance, HC 300, paras 51-55 Back


 
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