Overseas Aid: Parliamentary Scrutiny

(asked on 16th June 2020) - View Source

Question to the Leader of the House:

To ask the Leader of the House, whether he has received instructions from Cabinet Colleagues to bring forward amendments to Standing Orders to create a Development Aid Oversight Committee similar to the Environmental Audit Committee to ensure Parliamentary oversight of UK aid spending.


Answered by
Jacob Rees-Mogg Portrait
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
This question was answered on 22nd June 2020

The Government’s view is that select committees in the House of Commons should generally mirror Government departments, though this is ultimately a matter for the House. Precise changes will be announced in due course.

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