COMMITTEES. What are they? What are their roles?. Types of Committee. There are TWO main Types of Committees in Parliament (Before 2006 known as Standing Committees.) These d eal solely with scrutinising LEGISLATION
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What are they?
What are their roles?
There are TWO main Types of Committees in Parliament
Their role is to Scrutinise particular Government departments / Public Bodies
BUSINESS INNOVATION & SKILLS
& LOCAL GOVERNMENT
CULTURE MEDIA & SPORT
ENERGY / CLIMATE CHANGE
& RURAL AFFAIRS
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
WORK AND PENSIONS
..examines Executive and holds it to account..
These have the specific responsibility for:
I’m the whip – it’s my way or the highway!!
Example: Bankers grilled for credit crunch crisis
Example: Group 4 Security chief faces intense questioning after massive failures to provide security for London Olympics as promised in their multi million pound contract. In the end the army were drafted in
Example: SKY broadcastings Rupert and James Murdoch appear in the wake of the News of the World phone scandal