The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee launches the ‘My BEIS Inquiry’, inviting stakeholders and the wider public to come forward with suggestions for issues the Committee should investigate over the course of this Parliament.
The BEIS Committee is open to looking at issues from across the policy remit of the Department, including areas such as business, Industrial Strategy, consumer protection, corporate governance, jobs and working conditions, energy policy, clean growth and climate change.
The Committee wants to hear your ideas about areas it should look into.
proposals for inquiries should outline briefly:
- the nature of the issue that the Committee should explore;
- why it deserves attention;
- how Government policy in this area could be developed or improved.
A selection of the proposals will be shortlisted for an opportunity to give a five minute 'pitch' to the Committee in person at a public evidence session in Westminster later this year. Members of the Committee will have the chance to ask questions about the proposal at the end of each 'pitch'. The aim of the meeting would be for Committee Members to learn more about the issue you have raised before taking a final decision on subjects to launch an inquiry on.
The Committee will be selecting submissions based on merit, in particular it will be looking for inquiries that:
- are within the Committee's remit;
- are timely;
- have potential for high impact;
- bring a new issue to the forefront or a fresh perspective to an existing problem.
The Committee is not able to take up individual complaints or cases. 'Pitches' will take place in public evidence sessions to ensure participants' concerns reach a wider audience and be entered into the permanent parliamentary record.
The Committee values diversity and encourages proposals from people it wouldn't normally hear from, and suggestions for work in areas that it has not previously considered.
The deadline to submit inquiry ideas is Friday 29 May 2020.