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Select Committees

Asked if the Prime Minister expected Parliamentary Private Secretaries to promote the Government’s interests whilst sitting on Select Committees, the PMS replied that his understanding was that PPSs sat on these Committees as Members of Parliament.

Asked if they were not obliged to project the Government’s interests, the PMS replied that they were Parliamentary Private Secretaries, not members of the Government. The Prime Minister made the position clear a couple of weeks ago that he wanted to strengthen the role of Parliament, and enhance the capacity of Select Committees to scrutinise the administration.

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