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Liaison Committee inquiry on the effectiveness of Select Committees

23 February 2012

Robert Hazell and Meg Russell appeared before the House of Commons Liaison Committee today. They gave expert evidence on the issue of the power and effectiveness of Select Committees.

Meg Russell recently completed a research project on the impact of Select Committees in collaboration with House of Commons Committee staff.  They coded data on committee inquiries and recommendations, conducted interviews and quantitative analysis, bringing it together into a report available at the link below

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