Parliament receives documentary information with regard to many matters which enables it to scrutinise the administration of the executive government and its policy in general1.
In formal terms, by command of Her Majesty both Houses of Parliament are supplied with reports on the work of various government departments; reports of, and evidence heard by, royal commissions and other commissions of inquiry; and papers, correspondence and reports dealing with foreign and commonwealth affairs and other subjects which have occupied ministers' attention2.
The historic power of Parliament to call for papers
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