Roles of Parliamentary Committees

Parliamentary committees are often made up of a small group containing select Members of Parliament or Lords. These individuals are tasked with analysing specific issues, particularly policy issues. Some committees are also tasked with evaluating legislation, thereby revealing whether the legislation has impending issues or proves effective in performing its functions. Therefore, different parliamentary committees are tasked with different responsibilities. While most committees are tasked with evaluating different issues in a bid to develop strategic solutions, some are only responsible for offering insight or advice in specific areas.u00a0

Parliamentary committees in the United Kingdom are categorized depending on their responsibilities. The main categories include select committees, general committees, common committees, grand committees, and joint committees. For instance, UK Parliament (2020d) states that u201cThe House of Commons appoints General Committees on a routine basis to consider proposed legislation in detail. This committee system allows faster processing of Bills and is unique to the House of Commons; the Lords meet as a whole House in this function. Commons legislation committees reflect the political makeup of the House. The government always has a majorityu201d (para.1). The statement reveals that the House of Commons often appoints general committees. The House appoints select individuals whose sole responsibility is to evaluate proposed legislation. The general committee proves helpful since it hastens the processing of Bills within the House of Commons. In contrast, select committees encompass select individuals selected from the House of Commons and the House of Lords. These committee members collaborate in checking and reporting on varying areas from the region’s economic affairs to the work of different governmental departments.u00a0

Emmanuel Addo

Emmanuel Addo is the founder of the Young Global Leaders Network, an international non-governmental organization registered in six (6) countries namely, Ghana, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan and has a membership strength of over 15,000 young black professionals, students, graduates, and aspiring leaders.

The organization also operates in 25 other African countries. Emmanuel also doubles as the chief convener and founder of the Young African Leaders Summit, one of the largest continental youth summits in Africa.  

Currently works at Kingston University as a Business Engagement Team Member in their Partnerships and Engagement Department. 

He characterizes energy, integrity, result-oriented, and ground-breaking service in each detail of strategic management, change management, stakeholder management, and leadership acquaintances.
Emmanuel owns a core background in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Ghana.

Leveraging his experience as a youth activist and a dynamic young man, Emmanuel founded the Young Global Leaders Network, a youth organization that comprises young diplomats, young politicians, and aspiring politicians, business/entrepreneurial business leaders with the aim of championing a mutual agenda for the African youth and promoting youth participation in governance as well as promoting entrepreneurial culture.
Emmanuel nurtures an environment of teamwork and has expertise in data collection and analysis as well as both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Emmanuel worked as an Associate Lecturer at the London College of Advanced Management where he delivered a wide range of business management courses that involved principles of marketing, leadership, operation management, and research methods. Emmanuel has always maintained high teaching and learning standards to ensure that his students’ stand out in academic achievements and successful progression. As a stout believer and passionate key player in volunteering; Emmanuel creates quality time to giving back gladly to his community what he has learned and to educate individuals with free consultancy on career development. He is a leader anyone would love to look up to and with great integrity, commitment, and passion to make the world a better place.
Emmanuel worked as Qualifications Manager at the Open University in the UK.

Emmanuel is also the founder of Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd, the entrepreneurial hub of Young Global Leaders Network.