Select Committee Powers – A Debate

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.

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