The role of the Culture, Media, Sport Select Committee (official website)
BBC News interactive guide;
Tim Loughton (MP) guide;
Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield MP) guide;
We will finish off the lesson by checking you can answer these questions:
- Who is our local MP, what is his constituency called, which party does he represent and is he in a safe or a marginal seat/constituency?
- Can you explain how Parliament works?
- What does a backbencher do?
- What is a Select Committee? Can you give any examples of Select Committees which have been in the news recently? (this is a useful one)
How many ministers have responsibility for different areas of our lives like transport and education? - Is Parliament bigger or smaller than the government? - What does parliament make and revise? - Where do MPs sit? - How do backbenchers get their opinion heard?