On Thursday 16th September, the Study of Parliament Group held a debate on select committee powers following the House of Commons Privilege Committee’s recent report: Select Committees and Contempts.
We were joined for this debate by:
- Chris Bryant MP – Chair of the Committee of Privileges and the Committee on Standards
- Alexander Horne – Counsel, Hackett & Dabbs LLP, Visiting Professor at Durham University and former Counsel at the UK Parliament
- Élise Hurtubise-Loranger – Counsel, Canadian Senate and former Canadian SPG President
- Dr Ben Yong – Durham University, Chair
Panellists discussed the Committee’s report and recommendations and a recording of the event is available below.