Select Committees in the House of Commons: Asking the Questions You Want Answered

Select Committees are the groups of MPs which carry out one of Parliament’s most vital roles  - holding the Government of the day to account.

This film offers an introduction to the work of Select Committees.  

MPs, officials who work behind the scenes, and people who have given evidence explain how the system works, what select committees do, and their impact on policy issues which concern us all. 

You can either watch the whole film in one go or select the chapters that interest you.

Chapters

Introduction

Introduction to Select Committees and their work

How do Select Committees work?

Find out more about Select Committees and how they work

Why are Select Committees important?

Find out more about Select Committees in the House of Commons and the areas that they cover

Select Committees in action

Find out more about what select committees in the House of Commons do

What’s it like being a witness?

Find out more about what it’s like to be a witness

What happens next?

Find out what happens following a Select Committee