Current EU Committee work

The European Union Committee, assisted by six Sub-Committees, considers EU documents and other EU-related matters in advance of decisions being taken on them. It aims to hold the Government to account for its actions at EU level. The six Sub-Committees deal with different policy areas. The Select Committee and its Sub-Committees scrutinise proposals, conduct inquiries and prepare reports.

  • Remit: The remit of the Sub-Committee covers customs, tax, structural cohesion funds and economic policy cohesion amongst the EU Member States. The Sub-Committee also has responsibility for scrutinising the European Semester and the draft EU Annual Budget.
  • Latest report: Brexit and the EU budget
  • EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee homepage
  • Remit: The Sub-Committee scrutinises proposals in the area of international trade, alongside foreign affairs, defence and development matters. The Sub-Committee's remit includes restrictive measures and sanctions regimes, the European Neighbourhood Policy, Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).
  • Current inquiry: Operation Sophia follow-up
  • Latest report: Brexit: trade in goods
  • EU External Affairs Sub-Committee homepage

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The scrutiny process

Find out more about the scrutiny of EU documents:

EU Committee scrutiny work

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.

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.

EU Committee Digest

EU Committee Digest

The EU Committee Digest contains details of recent work by the House of Lords EU Select Committee and its Sub-Committees: