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 Subject Lead in Economics at tutor2u for many years after a career of teaching Economics, Business, Politics and Maths in a range of secondary schools. She is a highly experienced A level Economics Examiner, and also teaches undergraduate Economics on a very part-time basis at the University of Oxford. Ruth is passionate about making economics fun, engaging and accessible.

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