LORDS

House of Lords Select Committees

This page lists all of the Lords Select Committees

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  • Administration and Works Committee (Lords)

    The Administration and Works Committee is a domestic committee that considers administrative services, works and the provision of accommodation

  • Affordable Childcare Committee

    The Affordable Childcare Committee was appointed to consider issues relating to affordable childcare

  • Arctic Committee

    The Arctic Committee was appointed to consider recent and expected changes in the Arctic and their implications for the UK

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  • 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

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  • 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

  • Digital Skills Committee

    The Digital Skills Committee was appointed to consider information and communications technology, competitiveness and skills in the UK

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  • Economic Affairs Committee

    The Economic Affairs Committee is one of the five permanent investigative committees in the House of Lords and is charged with considering economic affairs

  • Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee

    The Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee considers aspects of the Finance Bill from the point of view of technical issues of tax administration, clarification and simplification

  • Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee

    The Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee was appointed to consider the impact on people with disabilities of the Equality Act 2010

  • EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

    The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on agriculture, fisheries, environment and energy including the Common Agricultural and Fisheries Policies (CAP and CFP), environmental protection, climate change, maritime affairs and energy policy

  • EU External Affairs Sub-Committee

    The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on external affairs including European defence and security, international trade and development and foreign affairs

  • EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

    The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on economic and financial affairs

  • EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee

    The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on health, education and sport and home affairs including police cooperation, asylum and migration, counter-terrorism, and civil protection

  • EU Internal Market Sub-Committee

    The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment including energy, industry, transport, communications, research and space

  • EU Justice Sub-Committee

    The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on civil and criminal justice, fundamental rights,the EU's institutions, agencies and other bodies, EU citizenship, consumer protection, intellectual property and culture policy

  • EU Select Committee

    The EU Select Committee is appointed to consider EU documents and other matters relating to the EU

  • Extradition Law Committee

    The Extradition Law Committee was appointed to consider and report on the law and practice relating to the Extradition Act 2003

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  • Financial Exclusion Committee

    The committee is appointed to consider financial exclusion and access to mainstream financial services, and to make recommendations

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  • Information Committee (Lords)

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

  • International Relations Committee

    The International Relations Committee is appointed to consider the United Kingdom’s international relations

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  • 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

  • Licensing Act 2003 Committee

    The committee is appointed to consider and report on the Licensing Act 2003

  • Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee

    The committee is appointed to consider the long-term sustainability of the National Health Service

  • 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.

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  • Refreshment Committee

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

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  • 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

  • Select Committee on Charities

    The committee is appointed to consider issues related to sustaining the charity sector and the challenges of charity governance, and to make recommendations

  • Selection (Committee of) (Lords)

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

  • Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee

    The Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee was appointed to consider the UK's policy and practice of preventing sexual violence in conflict

  • Social Mobility Committee

    The Social Mobility Committee was appointed to consider social mobility in the transition from school to work

  • 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

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Select Committee reports

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Progress of Scrutiny

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