Parliamentary scrutiny during Covid-19

As England enters another country-wide lockdown people from across the UK have questions and concerns about the decisions being made. It’s essential that Parliament is able to scrutinise the evidence that these decisions are based on – not just to be able to answer questions from their constituents but to hold government to account.

Evidence Week 2020 is an opportunity to bring these conversations to MPs, Peers, and Parliamentary staff.

Evidence Week in Parliament 2020, with support from POST, the ONS, UK Statistics Authority, Ipsos MORI and others will launch with an opening event on 16 November, 5pm-6:30pm led by constituents and community groups across the UK asking MPs questions about how parliament uses and scrutinises evidence in their areas of concern. We have assembled a great panel, including the national statistician and head of the Behavioural Insights Team, to support MPs in their responses.

From 12-4pm on Tuesday 17th  and Wednesday 18th November  the platform will enable you to meet with researchers and constituents for 3-minute video briefings and discussions on a range of topics, including developments in Covid-19, mental health, educational inequality, net zero and AI. The full programme of briefings available can be found on our website.

MPs, Peers, and Parliamentary staff can register on Eventbrite. 

Constituents wishing to attend with their MP can let us know via the form on our website. 


Published 2 November 2020