Parliamentary Select Committees

Rt. Hon. Sir Alan Beith on the work of Select Committees

Sir Alan Beith

Date: Monday 21st May
Time: 6:30-8:00
Venue: Old 3.21
Speaker: Rt. Hon. Sir Alan Beith
Chair: Professor Tony Travers

Sir Alan Beith is the chair of the Justice Select Committee and the Liaison Select Committee.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lseCommittee 

Photos of the event are available.

The Work of the Public Administration Select Committee

Bernard Jenkin MP

Date:  Tuesday 31 January 2012 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Speaker: Bernard Jenkin MP
Chair: Professor Tony Travers

Bernard Jenkin is a Conservative politician and the current Member of Parliament for Harwich and North Essex. He is the Chair of the Public Administration Select Committee.

A look at the work of the Public Administration Select Committee, which examines the quality and standards of administration within the Civil Service and scrutinises the reports of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. This seminar forms part of our Select Committees series.

Bernard Jenkin is MP for Harwich and North Essex and chair of the Public Administration Select Committee.

Due to difficulties with the AV systems, we were unable to make a podcast of the event but Mr Jenkin kindly supplied us with his presentation and speaking notes.

The Work of the Culture Media and Sport Select Committee

John Whittingdale MP

Speaker: John Whittingdale OBE MP
Chair: Professor Charlie Beckett
Date: 24th November 2011  6.30pm - 8pm

This Select Committee is responsible for looking in to the newspapers role in the phone hacking scandal, the governance of the football association, and the legacy of the Olympics! Come and learn more about the Murdochs' appearances before the committee, and take the opportunity to ask questions directly.

John Whittingdale is a Conservative Party politician, representing Maldon since 1992. He was elected Chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in July 2005.  

The Work of the Home Affairs Select Committee

Keith Vaz MP

Speaker: Rt. Hon Keith Vaz MP.
Chair: Professor Tony Travers
Date: Tuesday, 18 October 2011 

Keith Vaz outlined his view that select committees should increasingly be modelled on the Amercian Congressional Committee structures, giving them more independence to investiagte the executive. He spoke of the current work of the Home Affairs Committee, and for more information on this topic.

The Work of the Public Accounts Select Committee

Margaret Hodge MP

Speaker: Margaret Hodge, MP.
Chair: Tony Travers
Date: Tuesday, 25 January, 2011

Margaret Hodge outlined her approach to being chair of the Public Accounts Committee, including her ideas for improving the oversight of UK public expenditure by Parliament.