Joint Investigatory Committees

Joint Investigatory Committees

Parliamentary committees are groups of members appointed by their House to conduct investigations and make recommendations about topics of particular interest to Parliament.Some committees have ongoing functions to scrutinise legislation and finances, and others conduct inquiries into specific subject matters. A key feature of committee work is the taking of evidence from the public and expert witnesses as part of the inquiry process. Committee investigations result in reports to Parliament.


All Committees of the 58th Parliament ceased to exist on 30 October 2018.

New Committees will be established in the 59th Parliament.

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