Specification: Edexcel Component 2: 2.4: The role and significance of select committees
AQA Component 1: The structure and role of Parliament: the work of committees
Background: what you need to know
Make sure you are aware of the issue which the Intelligence and Security Committee report, finally published on 21 July 2020, has investigated — alleged Russian interference in British democratic processes, notably in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum, the 2016 EU referendum and the 2017 general election, as well as cyber hostility and using London as a centre for illicit financial dealings. You also need to be familiar with the system of select committees of the UK parliament, of which the Intelligence and Security Committee is one.
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It may also be useful to read this article from November 2019, which focuses on criticism then of the prime minister’s decision to delay publication of the report:
Johnson accused of sitting on Russian ‘interference’ report
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