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
5 July 2000