Committee discusses parliamentary scrutiny of regulators
The Industry and Regulators Committee will hold a session with Dr Hannah White, Deputy Director of the Institute for Government, to discuss how parliamentary committees scrutinise regulators. The Committee will examine the effectiveness of select committee scrutiny, how scrutiny may need to change following the UK’s exit from the EU, and the relationship between scrutiny and regulators’ independence. The Committee will also discuss how to measure the performance of regulators.
Possible questions include:
- How effective is select committee scrutiny and in what ways can it change an organisation’s behaviour?
- What lessons from the Institute’s work in relation to government performance can be learnt in scrutinising regulatory performance?
- To what extent are regulators expected to address politically contentious topics and do we expect too much of regulators?
- What role does select committee scrutiny play in sustaining regulators’ independence?