Parliamentary select committees

A Select Committee is made up of a group of Members of Parliament from across the different political parties. They scrutinise Government policy in their area of authority (so the Business Select Committee will scrutinise business policy, for example), accept for the Public Accounts Committee which only scrutinises the spending of public money and not the detail of policy decisions.

Select Committees pick areas of interest, call expert witnesses, ask questions of Ministers and publish reports with their findings and recommendations.

Public Accounts Committee (June 2017 – September 2019)

Stephen sat on the Public Accounts Committee for over two years. Here is the list of its inquiries as they stood upon his departure, with links to the relevant inquiry page.