LORDS

House of Lords Select Committees

This page lists all of the Lords Select Committees

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  • Charities (Select Committee on)

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

  • 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

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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

  • 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

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  • Finance Committee (Lords)

    The committee is appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by considering expenditure on services provided from the Estimate for the House of Lords

  • Financial Exclusion Committee

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

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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • Services Committee

    The committee is appointed to support the House of Lords Commission by agreeing day-to-day policy on member-facing services and providing advice on strategic policy decisions

  • 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

Open calls for evidence

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How do House of Lords Select Committees work?

Watch an overview of the work of Lords Select Committees, the influence they have and the impact of their reports and recommendations.

Related information

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.

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.