Youth Select Committee

The Youth Select Committee (YSC) is a British Youth Council initiative, supported by the House of Commons, which takes evidence in public and has its proceedings televised and recorded in Hansard.

The eleven committee members are aged 15-18 and include Members of the UK Youth Parliament, Youth Councillors, a Young Mayor, reserved seats and representatives from each of the devolved nations. The YSC receives induction training and mentoring from parliamentary Clerks and British Youth Council staff.

Work experience inquiry 2018

The Youth Select Committee (YSC) inquiry on work experience launched in May. Work experience was voted one of the top ten issues voted for by young people in the 2017 'Make Your Mark' ballot that consulted almost 1 million young people.

You can find the terms of reference for the inquiry on the British Youth Council website. For any inquiry related questions, please contact bycyouthselect@paliament.uk.

First oral evidence session

On Friday 6th July 2018 the Committee took evidence from young people, businesses and educational experts.

Second oral evidence session

On Friday 13th July 2018 the Committee took evidence from work experience providers and government representatives.

Oral evidence sessions

The Youth Select Committee hears from various young people and professionals in oral evidence sessions.

Look at past inquiries

In 2016 the YSC conducted an inquiry focusing on the topic of Racism and Racial Discrimination. Read last year's Committee report, which contains a variety of recommendations for Government. You can also read the Government's response, which offers an answer to each of the YSC's recommendations.

In 2017 the YSC conducted an inquiry focusing on the topic of Body Image. Read the Committee report, which contains a variety of recommendations for the Government. You can also read the Government's response, which offers an answer to each of the YSC's recommendations.

Further information

British Youth Council: Youth Select Committee
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House of Commons Select Committees

Commons Select Committee video

This short film guides you through select committees of the House of Commons: the work they do and the impact they have.

Select Committee Experience - Government and Politics

Pupil taking part in the select committee experience workshop

Government and politics pupils get the opportunity to explore the role of Parliament's select committees.