Scrutinising Government

One of the important roles for MPs is to question and scrutinise the Government, its policies and work.

In this chapter, find out about the many ways that MPs can scrutinise Government – from asking questions to taking part in debates and ensuring that Ministers hear their constituents’ concerns.

Find out more by watching the next chapter – Westminster Hall and Committees

Want to find out more?

Anyone can visit the House of Commons while it is in session and see it in action. You can:

You can also watch the debates or committee sessions online

Select Committees in the House of Commons

You can also watch our short film about select committees in the House of Commons: their role and impact, what it's like to be a witness and how you can get involved.