§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Prime Minister if she will give the numbers and names of the Cabinet committees and sub-committees, both ad hoc and permanent, currently in operation.
§ The Prime Minister
There continue to be four standing committees of the Cabinet: a defence and overseas policy committee and an economic strategy committee under my chairmanship; a home and social affairs committee under the chairmanship of my right Hon. and noble Friend the Lord President of the Council; and a legislation committee under the chairmanship of my right hon. Friend the Lord Privy Seal. Attendance at these committees will vary according to the subject under discussion. Sub-committees of the standing committees will be continued or established as appropriate. Membership and terms of reference of the standing committees and their sub-committees will remain confidential.