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What goes on at Westminster? An overview of the House of Commons and the work of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

Sarah Hartwell-Naguib, Tom Leveridge, and Elena Ares

Monday 10 March 2014, 1400-1500
Lecture Theatre 4, Management School Building

This seminar will provide an overview of the role of the House of Commons, with anecdotes of highs and lows. Sarah will detail success stories of how the work of Committees can prompt changes in Government policy and legislation, as well as some of the challenges faced in ensuring committee scrutiny is effective.

In addition Sarah will identify ways for those in academia to engage with Parliament. Tom will then continue and provide a more in depth overview of the work of ECC, including how committees use written evidence and highlights of recent inquiries on Carbon capture and Storage and the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report.

Elena Ares will talk about the work of the Library and her experience working with the Science and Technology Committee on its inquiry into public perceptions of climate change.

Sarah Hartwell-Naguib is Head of Science and Environment Section, House of Commons Library and former Clerk of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee (ECC)

Tom Leveridge is an ECC Committee Specialist from 2012

Elena Ares is a Renewable Energy specialist, House of Commons Library