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Watch committees

Visits to the public galleries at Westminster have been stopped until further notice but you can still watch live feeds of debates and committee hearings on Parliament Live TV.

The House of Commons select committees examine the work of government departments. Some select committees have a role which covers more than one department, such as the Public Accounts or Environmental Audit committees.

The House of Lords also has select committees.

Committee meetings are broadcast online at Parliament TV.


Select committee meetings usually take place in Parliament on Monday afternoons, all day on Tuesday and Wednesday, and on Thursday morning. 

Times and availability

All select committees take evidence in public, with very few exceptions. Typically committees meet privately for a short period before starting to take evidence. Please check the Parliamentary Calendar to see when committees are scheduled to meet.

What do Select Committees do?

What do Select Committees do?

Much of the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords takes place in committees, which examine issues in detail, from government policy to proposed new laws.

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