Select Committees in the House of Commons: Asking the Questions You Want Answered

Select Committees of the House of Commons are an essential part of its role to scrutinise government. There is one Select Committee for each government department which scrutinises its spending, policies and administration.

This short film guides you through Select Committees of the House of Commons: how they are formed, the work they do and the impact they have.

You can either watch the whole film in one go or select the chapters that interest you.

Chapters

Introduction

Introduction to Select Committees and their work

How do Select Committees work?

Find out more about Select Committees and how they work

Why are Select Committees important?

Find out more about Select Committees in the House of Commons and the areas that they cover

Select Committees in action

Find out more about what select committees in the House of Commons do

What’s it like being a witness?

Find out more about what it’s like to be a witness

What happens next?

Find out what happens following a Select Committee