Education Secretary Damian Hinds MP to appear before Education Committee – Wednesday 16th January at 10am

Secretary of State for Education Damian Hinds will face questions from MPs during the Education Committee’s latest accountability session.

The Committee is likely to want to ask about issues including multi-academy trusts and accountability, school exclusions and careers advice. Members could also raise the Government’s response to recent Committee reports on higher education and apprenticeships.

The Education Secretary will be joined by the Department’s Permanent Secretary Jonathan Slater and the Committee could touch on the subject of academy finance and the Academy Sector Annual Report and Accounts.

Witness schedule

Wednesday 16th January at 10am, Committee Room 8


  • Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State, Department for Education
  • Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary, Department for Education

The meeting will be broadcast live on Parliament TV.

Committee Membership: Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP (Con, Harlow), Lucy Allan MP (Con, Telford), Ben Bradley MP (Con, Mansfield), Marion Fellows MP (SNP, Motherwell and Wishaw), James Frith MP (Lab, Bury North), Emma Hardy MP (Lab, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle), Trudy Harrison MP (Con, Copeland), Ian Mearns MP (Lab, Gateshead), Lucy Powell MP (Lab Co-op, Manchester Central), Thelma Walker MP (Lab, Colne Valley), William Wragg MP (Con, Hazel Grove)


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