Draft House of Lords Reform Bill

The Joint Committee was a committee of both Houses appointed to conduct pre-legislative scrutiny on the draft House of Lords Reform Bill. 

Inquiry Status: the Committee has completed its programme and published its Report on 23 April 2012. The Government's Response is awaited.

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Joint Committees are committees consisting of MPs and Lords. They have similar powers to Select Committees. Some are set up on a permanent basis, like the Joint Committee on Human Rights. Other appointments are for specific purposes, such as examining draft proposals for Bills on subjects ranging from gambling to stem cell research.

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Detailed guidance for individuals and organisations giving written or oral evidence to Joint Committees