Lords Select Committees

This page lists all of the Lords Select Committees



  • Committee of Selection (Lords)

    The Committee of Selection is appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the members of select committees

  • Communications Committee

    The Communications Committee considers the media and the creative industries

  • Constitution Committee

    The Constitution Committee examines all public bills for constitutional implications and investigates broad constitutional issues


  • Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee

    The Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee scrutinises proposals in bills to delegate legislative power from Parliament to another body and also examines Legislative Reform Orders



  • House Committee

    The House Committee sets the policy framework for the administration of the House of Lords

  • Hybrid Instruments Committee

    The Hybrid Instruments Committee decides whether an opposed hybrid instrument should have its merits enquired into by a Select Committee set up for that purpose


  • Information Committee (Lords)

    The Information Committee considers the House's information and communications services, including the Library and Parliamentary Archives

  • Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Bill [HL] Committee

    On the 28 October 2013, the House of Lords appointed a Special Public Bill Committee to scrutinise the Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Bill [HL]

  • Inquiries Act 2005 Committee

    The Select Committee on the Inquiries Act 2005 was appointed on 16 May 2013. The Committee published its report on 11 March 2014 and has now ceased.


  • Liaison Committee (Lords)

    The Liaison Committee allocates resources between select committees, reviews the select committee work of the House, considers requests for ad hoc committees and reports to the House with recommendations

  • Lords' Conduct (Sub-Committee)

    The Sub-Committee undertakes detailed consideration of matters relating to the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Lords.


  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 Committee

    The Committee was appointed to consider the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Committee published its report on 13 March 2014 and has now ceased.


  • Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee

    The Committee considered the strategic issues for regeneration and sporting legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Committee published its report on 18 November 2013 and it was debated on the floor of the House on 19 March 2014.



  • Refreshment Committee

    The Refreshment Committee considers the refreshment services for the House of Lords


  • Science and Technology Committee (Lords)

    The Science and Technology Committee is appointed to consider science and technology. It does this principally through undertaking inquiries

  • Science and Technology Sub-Committee I

    The Science and Technology Sub-Committee has launched an inquiry into Higher Education in STEM Subjects

  • Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

    The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee is the successor to the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee which existed until the end of the 2010-12 session

  • Soft Power and the UK’s Influence Committee

    The Committee on Soft Power and the UK's Influence was appointed to examine the use of soft power in furthering the United Kingdom’s global influence and interests. The Committee published its report on 28 March 2014 and has now ceased.

  • Standing Orders (Private Bills) (Lords)

    The Standing Orders Committee is charged with deciding whether or not to dispense with any Standing Order, which the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills consider has not been complied with

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What do Select Committees do?

Much of the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords takes place in committees, which examine issues in detail, from government policy to proposed new laws.

Committee Bulletin

House of Lords Committee Bulletin

The House of Lords Committee Office publishes a daily bulletin detailing current inquiries, upcoming meetings, published reports and contact information.

Lords committee calendar

Find out when House of Lords Committees are next meeting.

Select Committee reports

View the latest reports produced by Select Committees.

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Progress of Scrutiny

Progress of Scrutiny records the decisions taken by the EU Committee on European documents that have been deposited in Parliament for scrutiny.

It lists those documents:

  • referred to the Committee or one or more Sub-Committees
  • which remain under scrutiny or awaiting the outcome of correspondence with Ministers
  • considered and cleared from further scrutiny and correspondence