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Prime Minister's Questions - political theatre or effective scrutiny?

Ruth Tarrant

15th October 2015

Jeremy Corbyn's fresh, less confrontational approach to PMQs has, in my mind, done something to move the session back in the direction of effective scrutiny rather than further down the line of political theatre. Oral questions in the Commons should be one of the main ways in which MPs get to scrutinise the activity of the government - other means include Select Committees and written questions.

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been an enthusiastic Head of Economics and Politics for many years, having taught in a variety of schools and at university level. She is also a Senior Examiner. Ruth is passionate about boosting the quality of teaching and learning across all subjects in schools and colleges.

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