Economic Affairs Committee - role

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

The committee's main function is to examine matters within its remit with which Parliament ought to be concerned, and to report to the House of Lords with recommendations for government action. Each inquiry leads to a report, published together with the evidence on which it is based, setting out the committee's findings and making recommendations to the Government and others.

The committee is usually made up of thirteen members, appointed by the House for each Session of Parliament.

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.

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.

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Parliament's video and audio channel carries live and archived coverage of proceedings including PMQs, debates and committee meetings in both Houses.

Guide for witnesses

Detailed guidance for individuals and organisations giving written or oral evidence to House of Lords Select Committees.

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.

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