Recent publications by Steve McKay

Steve McKay and colleagues have an article in Politics and Gender that looks at the UK Parliament’s select committee system that presents the results of tests for the impact of four variables previously found to be important in explaining changes in gendered Continue reading Recent publications by Steve McKay

Briefing paper update – the Liaison Committee and evidence from the Prime Minister

At a time when scrutiny of the actions of government has come increasingly to the fore, the House of Commons Library Briefing Paper, The Liaison Committee: taking evidence from the Prime Minister, by Mark Bennister and Richard Kelly, has been Continue reading Briefing paper update – the Liaison Committee and evidence from the Prime Minister

Mark Bennister on the election of a new Speaker for the House of Commons

Electing a new Speaker: what happens next? After over ten years as Speaker, John Bercow has announced his intention to stand down at the end of October. As for who will replace him, that is unclear and will be decided by Continue reading Mark Bennister on the election of a new Speaker for the House of Commons

Effectiveness of select committees

Steve McKay and colleagues from Birmingham, Coventry and the LSE have published two blogs on the PSA Parliaments Group website. One examines the effectiveness of select committees in informing the House of Commons, as measured by whether they are debated Continue reading Effectiveness of select committees

ParliLinc submissions to House of Commons Liaison inquiry into select committees

A number of members of ParliLinc have each submitted evidence to the House of Commons Liaison Committee inquiry into the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system: Mark Bennister on the Prime Minister’s appearances before the Liaison Committee, Catherine Continue reading ParliLinc submissions to House of Commons Liaison inquiry into select committees