Though some of us will have seen the bawdy Prime Minister’s Questions every Wednesday at 12 noon, a lot of parliament’s work is done in select committees. A select committee is made up of a number of members of parliament, and deals with particular issues relating to the governance of the country. They are often investigative in nature, some are long standing (such as the Economic Affairs Committee, or the Science and Technology Committee), others collect data or evidence to cover a particular issue, and dissolve immediately once they have reported back.  Continue reading →