How can I get involved with select committees?

It is crucial that select committees hear from you in their inquiries so they can hear valuable real-life stories.

The UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service works in partnership with committees to identify ways in which you can become more involved with select committees.

Our select committee engagement activities include:

  • hosting informal discussions and events around the UK so that MPs can hear direct from members of the public
  • publicising calls for evidence via targeted email communications
  • working with partner organisations to promote greater participation
    facilitating sessions with groups to support them to submit written evidence

How to get involved

Sign up to our mailing list and tick the boxes on the form about topics you’re passionate about.

When we schedule a new event in your region, we will email you with information on how to attend.  We will also let you know when a committee calls for evidence on an issue you are interested in.

Please note that while the UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service supports as many committees as possible, it does not manage communications for all committees’ calls for evidence. If there is a particular policy area you are interested in, we recommend you sign up for email alerts direct from the relevant select committee.

You can find contact details for House of Commons and House of Lords Select Committees, plus information on their roles and remits online:

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Related information

Select committees
Both Houses establish select committees to conduct inquiries and to produce reports on a range of matters, from the conduct of Government to specialist subject areas. Information on their work can be found on the select committee page.

Legislative committees
Both Houses refer legislation to committees for detailed discussion and approval. These committees are part of the process of making laws and include public bill committees, delegated legislation committees and committees on private bills. There is more in Bills and Legislation.

Other committees
Some other committees are established either by statute of either House, with a range of specific functions. These committees can be found through Committees A-Z.

Guides to committees
The About Parliament section of our site provides information on the types of Parliamentary committees and their work.