Aim and Objectives

Aim

To enhance the capacity of delegates to hold their executives to account, through in-depth study of the Westminster Committee System

Objectives

Using the Westminster model as the focus of discussions; to explore through briefings, discussion sessions, practical observation and workshops: 

  • The different structures and functions of committees, including public bill and select committees
  • How to conduct an inquiry
  • Committees and communications - the role of the media
  • The powers and limitations of committees - how effective are they?
  • Modernisation and reform of the committee system
  • Different committee systems around the world