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Select committee effectiveness, resources and powers

Inquiry: concluded

In its report the Liaison Committee reviewed the role, resources and tasks of select committees appointed by the House of Commons to scrutinise the Government.  The Committee's report also reviewed committee activity since the 2010 General Election, and the impact of the 2010 "Wright reforms".  The Liaison Committee found that while there was consensus that committees had been successful in influencing Government there were a number of areas where committees could do better.  The Committee called for a new compact between Parliament and Government which recognised both the constraints of the civil service but also the legitimate wish of Parliament for more effective accountability.

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The following documents were used by the Committee as part of its inquiry: