LORDS

Correspondence with Ministers

The primary purpose of the House of Lords European Union Select Committee is to scrutinise EU law in draft before the Government takes a position on it in the EU Council of Ministers. This scrutiny is carried out by each Sub-Committee through correspondence with Ministers - letters to the Government to express views on documents and discuss matters of policy.

The procedure of sending a letter may be adopted for a number of reasons, including that the points at issue do not warrant a full report, or to follow up a previous report. Such correspondence, including Ministerial replies and other materials, is published where appropriate.

Latest correspondence on cross-cutting issues by Select Committee

Correspondence with Ministers - 9 May - 31 August 2013 (PDF PDF 181 KB)

Previous correspondence

Correspondence with Ministers - November 2012 - May 2013 (PDF PDF 287 KB)

Correspondence with Ministers - May 2012 - October 2012 (PDF PDF 195 KB)

Correspondence with Ministers - December 2011 - May 2012 (PDF PDF 128 KB)

Correspondence with Ministers  - June 2011 to November 2011 (PDF PDF 155 KB)

Correspondence with Ministers - 1 December to 13 May 2011 (PDF PDF 101 KB)

Correspondence with Ministers - 18 May to 20 November 2010

Correspondence with Ministers - December 2009 to April 2010 (PDF PDF 128 KB)

Correspondence with Ministers - May 2009 to November 2009 (PDF PDF 233 KB)

Correspondence with Ministers - December 2008 - April 2009 (PDF PDF 79 KB)

Correspondence with Ministers - May to November 2008 (PDF PDF 73 KB)

Correspondence with Ministers - November 2007 to April 2008

Correspondence with Ministers - November 2007 to April 2008 (PDF, 1.93MB)

Correspondence with Ministers - May to October 2007

Correspondence with Ministers - May to October 2007 (PDF, 2.02MB) 

Correspondence with Ministers - October 2006 to April 2007

Correspondence with Ministers - October 2006 to April 2007 (PDF, 2.31MB)

Correspondence with Ministers - January to September 2006

Correspondence with Ministers - January to September 2006 (PDF, 3.71MB) 

Correspondence with Ministers - March 2005 to January 2006

Correspondence with Ministers - March 2005 to January 2006 (PDF, 4.38 MB)

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.