Select Committees are an important part of our democratic system of government. If you are going to give evidence to a Committee it should be considered and well prepared. Follow these tips to maximise your opportunity to get your message across.
When they announce an inquiry, Select Committees will normally also put out a call for written evidence. This is your chance to signal your interest, get your points on the record and, perhaps, pave the way for an appearance at a Committee hearing. Make sure your evidence:
If you are called to appear before the Committee, be sure to:
When your points appear in the Committee's report – you'll know you have succeeded!