Liberal Democrats - Parliamentary Party Committees

Parliamentary Party Committees

In mid-2010, after the formation of the coalition, several parliamentary party committees were created to effectively shadow government departments, in order for the party to keep a distinct and separate set of polices to that of the Conservatives. These committees work together with ministers in order to keep joined up policy and democratic policy making decisions. There must be one co-chair for each of the committees from each House. The list of committees and co chairs as of 23 March 2012 is detailed in the table below:

Committee Commons co-chair Lords co-chair
Business, Innovation and Skills Lorely Burt Lord Razzall
Communities and Local Government Lord Tope
Constitutional and Political Reform Mark Williams Lord Maclennan of Rogart (Cabinet Office), Lord Tyler
Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Don Foster Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury
Education, Families, and Young People Dan Rogerson Baroness Walmsley
Energy and Climate Change (ECC), Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Andrew George Lord Teverson (ECC), Lord Greaves (EFRA)
Health and Social Care John Pugh Baroness Jolly
Home Affairs, Justice and Equalities Tom Brake Baroness Hamwee (Home Office), Lord Thomas of Gresford (Justice)
International Affairs Martin Horwood Lord Chigley (DFID), Baroness Falkner (FCO), Lord Lee of Trafford (MOD)
Northern Ireland Lord Alderdice
Scotland John Thurso Lord Maclennan of Rogart
Transport Julian Huppert Lord Bradshaw
Treasury Stephen Williams Lord Newby
Wales Roger Williams Baroness Randerson
Work and Pensions Lord German

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