The Youth Select Committee is a British Youth Council initiative, supported by the House of Commons. The eleven committee members are aged 11-18 and include two Members of the UK Youth Parliament (MYPs), two youth councillors, a Young Mayor, one elected representative from each of the devolved nations and three reserved seats.

This year's Youth Select Committee will focus on knife crime, which was voted the top issue in the Make Your Mark ballot of over 1.1 million young people.

We want to hear from you!

Read the Terms of Reference and share your views with the Committee.

Submitting evidence

Written evidence should be submitted via email to or via post to Clerk of the Youth Select Committee c/o European Statutory Instruments Committee, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA. Evidence that is submitted will be published on the British Youth Council website.
However, the British Youth Council do reserve the right to redact evidence partially or in full should it contain information we consider to be libellous. If you do not wish your name to be published then please indicate this when you submit your evidence. You will still need to provide your name and contact details as the Committee will not accept anonymous evidence, but that information will not be shared online. Material already published elsewhere should not form the basis of a submission but may be referred to in the response.
 The Committee will not investigate or publish any individual cases of complaint/allegations.
Submission close on Monday 10th June 2019.

Take part in our survey

You can also share your views in our short survey.

Meet the Committee

  • Young people

  • Aged 15-17

  • From across the UK

Find out more about the previous inquiries led by the British Youth Council's Youth Select Committee.


Committee Members and Staff Contact Details

Youth Select Committee
British Youth Council
CAN Mezzanine
49-51 East Road
London N1 6AH

General information

Francesca Danmole, Senior Campaign & Policy Officer at the British Youth Council on 020 7250 8374 or email

Press and Publicity information

Members of the press with enquiries should contact Rhammel Afflick, Communications & Media Officer, British Youth Council, on 020 7250 8376 or; Paul Connolly, House of Commons Media Relations Officer, on 020 7219 1493 or