On 11 May 2016 the Youth Select Committee announced a inquiry into racism and religious discrimination. The issue was voted as the priority UK-wide campaign of the UK Youth Parliament at their annual House of Commons debate in November 2015.
The YSC is a British Youth Council initiative, supported by the House of Commons, which takes evidence in public and has its proceedings televised and recorded in Hansard. The eleven committee members are aged 14-18 and include Members of UK Youth Parliament, Youth Councillors, a Young Mayor, reserved seats and representatives from each of the devolved nations.
The Committee call for evidence closed at 12 noon on Tuesday 31 May 2016 and the YSC will hold oral evidence sessions in the House of Commons in July 2016.