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Administration Committee announces new inquiry into how effectively the House of Commons Administration communicates with MPs and the public

17 May 2023

The House of Commons Administration Committee launches inquiry into the communications and engagement services provided by the House of Commons Administration - including how the work of Parliament is explained and promoted externally, and how effectively the House communicates with Members and their staff.

The inquiry is an opportunity for the Committee to examine how communications and engagement experts in the House of Commons can promote the wide range of facilities the House Administration provides to Members and the public.

It will explore how the House Administration can increase understanding of the scrutiny that MPs do both in the Chamber and in committees.

It will also be a chance to investigate the role of the House’s communications in contributing to the perception of, and sentiment towards, Parliamentary democracy – both within the UK and further afield.

As part of the inquiry, the Committee will hear from a range of external experts with experience in the field of parliamentary engagement. Other organisations from beyond Westminster may also be called to give public evidence.

The Committee invites written evidence which should be submitted by 19 June 2023. Public evidence sessions are expected to take place across two meetings in June, with dates to be announced in due course.

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