§ Lord Lester of Herne Hill
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the response of 31 October to the House of Commons Procedure Committee's 2nd Report of Session 1999–2000 (HC 210), whether they would support a proposal to establish a House of Lords Select Committee on Treaties to scrutinise treaties laid before Parliament under the Ponsonby Rule and treaties subject to proceedings in Parliament; and, if not, why not. [HL4514]
§ Baroness Scotland of Asthal
I refer the noble Lord to my Answer to the noble Lord, Lord Thomson of Monifieth, on 2 October, which stated that the creation of Select Committees is a matter principally for the relevant House of Parliament.