Over the past few months, we have been talking with decision-makers, funders, civic society and research colleagues about how to best progress this work. We have a number of opportunities to share in the near future, but we also feel it’s time for us to give something back.
A good opportunity to do that came with the House of Commons Liaison Committee inquiry into the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system.
We met with Paul Evans, the Clerk of the Committee, and several of the Librarians and staff from POST, to get a sense of what they felt the problems were, and what they needed to hear from the academic community.
The inquiry was asking about the work of select committees, their membership, witnesses and evidence, and working practices. We chose to address questions about:
Our submission to the inquiry can be seen here.