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Accountability hearings

Inquiry

The Education Committee holds regular hearings with the Secretary of State for Education and other key figures directly accountable to Parliament. This forms part of the Committee’s ongoing scrutiny of the Department for Education and its associated public bodies.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Thursday 11 November 2021.

Work news

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Education Secretary Gillian Keegan to face Education Committee
Education Committee hears from the Secretary of State on a wide range of issues
2 December 2022
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Committee questions Ofsted’s Chief Inspector
Education Committee examines the work of the regulator since its last accountability session
21 November 2022
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Education Committee questions Children’s Commissioner on children’s mental health and cost of living impact on families
Education Committee hears from Dame Rachel de Souza, Children’s Commissioner for England
4 July 2022
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Committee to question Universities Minister on discrimination in universities, reforms to the student loan system and several other key issues
Committee to hold a one-off session with Michelle Donelan, Minister of State for Higher and Further Education.
10 June 2022
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Committee questions Schools Minister and Randstad director
The Education Committee hold two evidence sessions
6 January 2022
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Children and Families Minister questioned by Education Committee
Education Committee hold and Accountability hearing with the Minister
29 November 2021
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Education Committee to question Ofsted Chair Dame Christine Ryan
Committee to question Dame Christine Ryan
10 September 2021
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Committee questions the Secretary of State
The Education Committee continues its ongoing scrutiny of the Department for Education
18 June 2021
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Gavin Williamson MP and Ofsted give evidence in accountability hearings
Secretary of State Gavin Williamson and Ofsted’s Chief Inspector of Schools Amanda Spielman give evidence.
10 June 2021
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Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan MP, questioned
Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan will face questions from MPs during an accountability session with the Education Committee.
12 May 2021
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Education Committee to question Ministers Nick Gibb MP and Baroness Berridge
Committee will question Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP and Minister for the School System Baroness Berridge during ministerial accountability session
28 April 2021
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Universities Minister Michelle Donelan MP to appear before Education Committee
Minister for Universities Michelle Donelan will face questions from MPs during an accountability hearing with the Education Committee.
22 April 2021
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Committee to hold accountability hearing with Ofsted
Committee is to hold an accountability hearing with Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman
5 November 2020
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Committee to hold accountability hearing with School Standards Minister Nick Gibb MP
Committee question Minister of State for Education Nick Gibb MP
16 October 2020
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Committee to hold accountability hearings with Children’s Commissioner and Universities Minister
Committee to hold accountability hearings with the Children’s Commissioner for England and the Minister for Universities
2 October 2020
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Committee to question Secretary of State, Gavin Williamson MP
Committee to hold an accountability hearing with the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson MP.
11 September 2020
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Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan MP, gives evidence
The session is scheduled for Wednesday 15 July 2020
10 July 2020
Total results 17 (page 1 of 1)

Contact us

  • Email: educom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: (General Enquiries) 020 7219 2370 / For all media inquiries please contact Owen Sheppard sheppardo@parliament.uk / 020 7219 8895 and Billy Roberts robertsbc@parliament.uk / 0207 219 6113
  • Address: Education Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA