Education Committee

Accountability hearings inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Evidence sessions held with:

  • Secretary of State for Education (25 October 2017)
  • Ofsted (31 October 2017 & 7 March 2018)
  • Children's Commissioner for England (14 November 2017)
  • National Schools Commissioner and Lord Agnew (5 December 2017)
  • Ofqual (19 November 2017)
  • Further Education Commissioner (23 January 2018)
  • Former Chair and Commissioners of the Social Mobility Commission (23 January 2018)
  • Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families (14 March 2018)

Further sessions will be announced in due course. 

Scope of the inquiry

The Education Committee holds regular hearings with the Secretary of State for Education and other key figures directly accountable to Parliament. This forms part of the Committee’s ongoing scrutiny of the Department for Education and its associated public bodies.


Latest evidence

Next meeting(s)

21 March 2018 10:00 am

Oral Evidence Session

Accountability hearings
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Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State, Department for Education


Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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