Select Committee on Public Administration Fourth Report

Annex 3

Letter from Madam Speaker to Tony Wright, MP of 5 July 2000

Thank you for your letter of 28 June about the decision of your committee to add investigation of Short Money to the proposed inquiry into the role of special advisers.

I am grateful to you for letting me know what has been decided. It is for committees to interpret their own orders of reference, subject only to further direction from the House. Thus, though I am of course interested in the decision, I think the initiative properly lies with your committee and not with me.

Madam Speaker
5 July 2000

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