Select Committee on Procedure of the House First Report



Conclusion

  79. We feel that it has been of value to come together across party lines in order to discuss these matters. We have been able to see each other's point of view, and to reach agreement on most issues. We conclude by suggesting that it might be useful to the House to have an arrangement for back-benchers to meet semi-formally, with a Clerk, to exchange ideas and concerns, whether about procedure or about other aspects of membership of the House. Lords might feel easier raising minor matters in such a forum rather than going straight to the Procedure or Offices Committee.

    BRIGHTMAN
    CARNEGY OF LOUR
    DAVID
    FERRERS
    HAMWEE
    HILTON OF EGGARDON (Chairman)

8 February 1999


 
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