Select Committee written evidence submissions
Create your own written evidence submission using our online form. This tool guides you through and then creates a written evidence submission in a Word document for you to submit to the relevant Parliamentary Select Committee.
You can use the form to produce evidence on behalf of your research organisation or as an individual researcher. Simply enter this information into the relevant field. If you are creating a submission for your organisation, you can also refer to yourself as an author in the ‘Acknowledgements’ field.
Please note: we do not collect or share any personal data or information that is entered on this form.
- Your submission will be published on the UK Parliament website, alongside all other written evidence received by the Committee. If your submission is relevant and introduces the Committee to important information, you may be cited in the Committee inquiry report that draws together the information the inquiry has collected once the inquiry concludes.
- The Government is obliged to produce a written response to every Select Committee report. If your research is cited in the Committee’s report, this will be considered on some level by the UK Government.
- Select Committees usually hold oral evidence sessions with experts (including academics) as part of their inquiries. If your written submission catches the attention of the Committee, you may be asked to attend the Houses of Parliament to answer further questions from committee members in an oral evidence session.
- Committees typically request concise documents of no more than 3000 words. The format of the submission should be simple and intuitive.
- Usually, Committees request that evidence is submitted via an online form. However, if you are asked to submit a document, this should be in word format (.doc or .docx) with no unnecessary images, logos, or graphics.
- The information you provide must be an original piece of work, tailored to the inquiry. You can refer to content, for example research papers, that have already been published but must not simply repeat content that is available publicly
Need some inspiration? Take a look at a selection of our evidence submissions to see how we approach these:
- CLOSER’s written evidence submission to the Commons Education Committee Inquiry – Screen Time: Impacts on education and wellbeing
- CLOSER’s written evidence submission to the Commons Scottish Affairs Committee Inquiry – Science and Scotland
- CLOSER’s written evidence submission to the Health and Social Care Committee Inquiry – The impact of body image on mental and physical health