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Select committee inquiries on Brexit: opportunities and challenges


Philip Lynch and Richard Whitaker   The process of leaving the European Union (EU) brings opportunities and challenges for House of Commons select committees. Previous research shows how their inquiries can influence policy and bring expert evidence to discussions of government policies. On the issue…

Select committee composition: the Brexit divide


Philip Lynch and Richard Whitaker Select committees are among the most significant tools available to MPs for scrutinising government and shaping the agenda. With a small number of exceptions, these are now up and running for the 2017-19 session. Many select committees are holding, or…