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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): ‘Levelling up’ and public services

Public Services Committee
‘Levelling up’ and public services

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Start times: 10.00am (private) 10.00am (public)

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What does Government mean by ‘levelling up’? Peers ask journalists and ministers

The Public Services Committee speaks to Financial Times, Guardian and Spectator journalists to explore possible divisions in Government about its ‘levelling-up’ strategy

 The Committee also hears from Government ministers from the Department for Education and the Department of Health and Social Care:

Meeting details

At 11.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry ‘Levelling up’ and public services
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Apprenticeships and Skills at Department for Education
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care) at Department of Health and Social Care

 Parliament TV: ‘Levelling up’ and public services

Possible questions

  • Who is leading across Government on ‘levelling up’? Is there a joined-up approach between Departments?
  • What criteria will your departments use to measure the effectiveness of investment in ‘left behind’ areas?
  • What role will investment in public services, and public services reform, play in the strategy?
  • What role should investment in early intervention and preventative services play in achieving the aims of the strategy?

You can follow the work of the Committee and progress of the inquiry on Twitter: @LordsPublicSCom.

Further information


Virtual meeting (webcast)