Scrutiny and accountability

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Question time


Political theatre

Ministers raise a constituency matter

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The opposition

Not much time on the agenda 

Small majority- may be able to force government to take U turn.

2009- Lib- Dem defeat Conservatives- rare defeat.

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MPs can raise a particular issue.

Business backbench committee- MPs have greater chance to influence policy.

Many poorly attended.

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Select committees

Created in 1979

Have more knowledge than relevant ministers.

Can scrutinise witnesses

Some witnesses reluctant to give evidence

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