The Liaison Committee – the committee of all the Select Committee Chairs – is holding an inquiry to identify how select committees can improve their scrutiny of Government. In this session the Sub-Committee will first be hearing from representatives of charities and think tanks then moving to explore the impact on select committees of future EU-UK relations with academics.
Purpose of the session
Topics likely to be covered include:
- Do inquiries generally tackle the right issues and at the right time?
- What makes a select committee effective and what would make them more effective?
- What should parliamentary scrutiny of EU policy focus on in the future, and what form should it take?
- What procedures and structures would you suggest need to be in place to support effective treaty scrutiny?
Wednesday 8 May 2019, Grimond Room, Portcullis House
- Ruth Chambers, Senior Parliamentary Affairs Associate, Green Alliance
- Kayley Hignell, Head of Policy (Families, Welfare and Work), Citizens’ Advice
- Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive, Local Government Association
- Ed Cox, Director of Public Services and Communities, RSA
- Professor Adam Cygan, Leicester Law School, University of Leicester
- Dr Catherine Haddon, Senior Fellow, Institute for Government
- Dr Holger Hestermeyer, Shell Reader in International Dispute Resolution, King’s College London
- Dr Jack Simson Caird, Senior Research Fellow in Parliaments and the Rule of Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law