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Experts questioned on impact of future UK-EU relations on select committees

3 May 2019

The Liaison Committee – the committee of all the Select Committee Chairs – is holding an inquiry to identify how select committees can improve their scrutiny of Government. In this session the Sub-Committee will first be hearing from representatives of charities and think tanks then moving to explore the impact on select committees of future EU-UK relations with academics.

Purpose of the session

Topics likely to be covered include:

  • Do inquiries generally tackle the right issues and at the right time?
  • What makes a select committee effective and what would make them more effective?
  • What should parliamentary scrutiny of EU policy focus on in the future, and what form should it take?
  • What procedures and structures would you suggest need to be in place to support effective treaty scrutiny?


Wednesday 8 May 2019, Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 2.15pm

  • Ruth Chambers, Senior Parliamentary Affairs Associate, Green Alliance
  • Kayley Hignell, Head of Policy (Families, Welfare and Work), Citizens' Advice
  • Mark Lloyd, Chief Executive, Local Government Association
  • Ed Cox, Director of Public Services and Communities, RSA

At 3.15pm

  • Professor Adam Cygan, Leicester Law School, University of Leicester
  • Dr Catherine Haddon, Senior Fellow, Institute for Government
  • Dr Holger Hestermeyer, Shell Reader in International Dispute Resolution, King's College London
  • Dr Jack Simson Caird, Senior Research Fellow in Parliaments and the Rule of Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law

Further information

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