The Committee for Privileges and Conduct, which dates back to the early seventeenth century, considers issues which affect the privileges of the House or of its members of the House. For an account of the meaning of “privilege”, see the report of the Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege.
The Committee is also responsible for overseeing members’ conduct. Detailed consideration of matters relating to the Code of Conduct is undertaken by the Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct.
The Committee for Privileges and Conduct is chaired by the Chairman of Committees and is made up of sixteen peers, including two former holders of judicial office.