797. Powers of select committees.

797.     Powers of select committees.

A select committee of the House of Commons is almost invariably given power by the House to send for persons, papers and records, which enables it to summon and examine witnesses1. A select committee has power to administer an oath to witnesses examined before it2. It may continue to sit while the House itself is sitting, but may not otherwise sit during an adjournment without leave of the House3. Counsel may only be heard before a select committee by order of the House4. A select committee