Communities and Local Government Committee - role

Welcome to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee

The Committee monitors the policy, administration and spending of the Department for Communities and Local Government and its associated arms length bodies, including the Homes and Communities Agency.

The Committee consists of eleven backbench Members of Parliament.

The Committee is an investigative Committee rather than a legislative Committee: it sets its own programme and chooses subjects for inquiries. For each inquiry, a press notice is issued listing the terms of reference and inviting interested parties to send written submissions. For most inquiries, the Committee will also hold question and answer "oral evidence" sessions with witnesses. These are held in public, normally in a Committee Room at the Houses of Parliament. Webcasts of recent oral evidence sessions can be viewed at Parliament TV.

If you would like to receive press releases from the Communities and Local Government Committee please email the Committee.

Current inquiries, oral and written evidence, as well as Reports and publications produced by the Committee can also be found on these pages.

Local Government issues in Parliament

Current parliamentary material on local government including committee reports, briefing papers produced by the parliamentary research services, and the latest Early Day Motions put down by MPs.