International Agreements The Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord Gardiner of Kimble) moved that a Select Committee be appointed to consider matters relating to the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of international agreements, and to report on treaties laid before Parliament in accordance with Part 2 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010; and that the following members be appointed to the Committee:
That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records;
That the Committee have power to appoint specialist advisers;
That the Committee have power to meet outside Westminster;
That the Committee have leave to report from time to time;
That the reports of the Committee be printed, regardless of any adjournment of the House;
That the evidence taken by the Committee in the last session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;
That the evidence taken by the International Agreements Sub-Committee of the European Union Committee in the 2019–21 session of Parliament be referred to the Committee;
That the evidence taken by the Committee be published, if the Committee so wishes.
The motion was agreed to en bloc.
The following Members spoke during this item of business.
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