Lord Sharkey – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Leader of the House of Lords

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Sharkey on 2016-05-18.

To ask the Leader of the House what was the average time in (1) the 2015–16 Session, and (2) each of the last five Sessions before that, between the publication of a select committee report and its being debated; and how many select committee reports published in the 2015–16 Session and the previous five Sessions were undebated (1) 12 months, and (2) six months, after publication.

Baroness Stowell of Beeston

My office does not hold the information requested.

My Noble Friend the Government Chief Whip makes regular offers of time for debates on Select Committee reports to the Committee Office. The Committee Office then coordinate among Chairmen to determine which reports are debated on such occasions and in what order.

Sixteen select committee reports were debated in the last session and debates on nine reports have been arranged thus far this session.