The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed news that the General Dental Council (GDC) is to be subject of a Health Select Committee accountability hearing on 3 March 2015.
Select Committees work in both the House
of Commons and the House of Lords overseeing the work of government and
holding investigations into specialist topics. MPs and Lords are
appointed to Select Committees on a cross party basis and supported by
official parliamentary clerks.
The House of Commons Select Committees scrutinise Government
departments' spending, policy and administration. The select committee
members agree topics for inquiry and then proceed to gather and analyse
oral and written evidence before publishing their conclusions. The
Government usually has 60 days to respond to the publication of a select
The House of Lords Select Committees hold investigations into specialist
The BDA routinely provides written and oral evidence to inquiries considering matters which affect our members.