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This one year research project investigates the accountability of the Prime Minister to Parliament through Liaison Committee evidence sessions. The research, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, seeks to investigate how effective these sessions are and how they work to hold the Prime Minister to account. This project will make a significant contribution to our understanding of both the limits and the possibilities of democratic accountability mechanisms in the UK.
We will work closely with parliamentary clerks and MPs, in order to assess their accountability contribution, and provide recommendations for how their levels of scrutiny might be improved.
Find out more about our Prime Ministerial Accountability research
The House of Commons Liaison Committee is made up of the Chairs of each of the select committees, and has a wide ranging role in holding the Prime Minister to account.
Find out more about the House of Commons Liaison Committee
This project is funded by the Nuffield Foundation – a charitable trust that aims to improve social well-being by funding research and innovation in education and social policy.
Visit the Nuffield Foundation website
Read the latest press releases from Prime Ministerial Accountability research project.
Prime ministerial accountability to Parliament to be researched
The New Prime Minister Should Appear Before The House Commons Liaison Committee As Soon As Possible Say Researchers
Read the final research report released entitled Questioning the prime minister: how effective is the liaison committee?
Questioning the prime minister: how effective is the liaison committee?
The Liaison Committee: taking evidence from the Prime Minister
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