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Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy - role

The Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy is formed from sub-Committees of the Education Committee and the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee. It aims to bring together committee members in an innovative way to examine issues around education and skills, and how they impact upon business and the economy.

Committee membership

The Sub-Committee consists of fourteen Members of Parliament: seven from the Education Committee, and seven from the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee. It is chaired by Neil Carmichael MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Stroud, and Iain Wright MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Hartlepool.

Follow the Committee's work

For most inquiries, the Sub-Committee will hold question and answer "oral evidence" sessions with witnesses. These are held in public, normally in a Committee Room at the Houses of Parliament. Webcasts of recent oral evidence sessions can be viewed at Parliament TV.

Current inquiries, oral and written evidence, and Reports and publications produced by the Sub-Committee can also be found on these pages.

Related information

What do Select Committees do?

Much of the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords takes place in committees, which examine issues in detail, from government policy to proposed new laws.