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Committee questions journalists and Leader of the House of Commons

10 May 2019

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 be hearing from journalists and the Leader of the House of Commons.

Purpose of the session

Topics likely to be covered include:

  • The factors that influence whether a report or an evidence session is reported on in the media.
  • How easy it is for journalists to follow the work of committees.
  • What makes a select committee effective.
  • How scrutiny by select committees could be developed and whether reforms to the way they operate are needed.

Witnesses

Monday 13th May 2019, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 1.45pm:

  • Esther Webber, Political Reporter, The Times
  • Carole Walker, former Political Correspondent, BBC

At 2.30pm:

  • The Leader of the House, The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP

Further information

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