Pounds, Pence and Politics: How Parliament scrutinises economic issues

Ahead of the 2016 UK Budget, join us for a stimulating insight into how the UK Parliament debates and scrutinises economic issues.

You will hear the thoughts of an MP with significant experience of scrutinising the work of the Treasury, the ways in which committees in both Houses of Parliament examine a range of economic issues, and the insights of an experienced regional campaigner with significant experience of working with Parliament and government on a variety of policies relevant to the Yorkshire economy.

Our speakers include: 

  • Rachel Reeves MP: Member of Parliament for Leeds West, former Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, member of the House of Commons Treasury Committee
  • Ayeesha Waller: Clerk to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee 
  • Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira: Professor of Politics at the University of Leeds (event Chair)


The Houses of Parliament's Outreach Service aims to make its events accessible to all. Please email universities@parliament.uk  to discuss any specific access requirements.

This event is part of the Perspectives on Parliament series of events. These events are designed to give an insight into Parliament's people, processes, offices, history and culture. They will also give an insight into how Parliament scrutinises specific policy areas.

The events are open to all members of the public, and take place in Parliament and at universities around the UK

Disclaimer: All Parliamentary events are subject to change or cancellation at short notice if required due to official parliamentary business.

Location Details

Western Lecture Theatre, 
Maurice Keyworth Building, 
Clarendon Road, 
University of Leeds