Challenging the government

Challenging the government

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Mark Francois MP explains what a select committee is.

Select committees investigate matters of public interest by holding inquiries and checking the work of government departments, says Mark Francois.


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About this interview

Twelve MPs were interviewed to appear in MP For A Week, our online game designed to support the teaching of citizenship and political literacy.

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