The Justice Committee was appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Ministry of Justice and associated public bodies.
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Committees, made up of MPs or Lords, examine issues in detail such as new legislation or topics like the economy. Watch democracy in action by attending a public committee session.
Much of the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords takes place in committees, which examine issues in detail, from government policy to proposed new laws.
Detailed guidance for individuals and organisations giving written or oral evidence to House of Commons Select Committees.
This short film explains the role and impact of select committees of the House of Commons, their membership, how they conduct inquiries, what it's like to be a witness and how you can get involved.
This year’s initiative was to build a greater awareness of, and engagement with, parliamentary democracy in the UK.
As part of Parliament Week the Chairman of the Justice Committee, Sir Alan Beith MP, posted updates on his work during the week.