Letter from Dr Nick Palmer MP to the Chairman
of the Committee
I should like to associate myself with the views
on select committees which I understand you've had from Graham
Allen, with one difference of detail. I think that it should be
possible to stand for more than one committee, but that people
elected to more than one would have to choose to stand down from
all but one, with runners-up for those moving up appropriately.
This would avoid people having to make tortuous calculations"If
I stand for Treasury I might not get it, so I'd better stand for
the less popular DCMS, even though I know more about Treasury
matters". In other respects I think Graham's views and supporting
arguments make good sense.
25 July 2001