We are going to be dealing in this programme with one of the least-publicised, least party-political, but by no means least important aspects of the work of the House of Commons: the work of select committees. It’s a pity that the term ‘select committee’ is so off-putting. It suggests a board-room full of elderly gentlemen deliberating ponderously on some rather dreary matter, whereas, in fact, select committees often attract younger Members of the House and deal with matters of self-evident importance. Here, for instance, we are going to be looking particularly at the work done by one select committee on the subject of family planning and Britain’s population.
KeywordsCivil Servant Population Policy Specialist Adviser Prepared Statement Select Committee
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