The content on this page relates to the work of the Committee until the Dissolution of Parliament on 12 April 2010.

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Lords House Committee

The House Committee was appointed for the first time at the start of the 2002-03 session of Parliament. It is chaired by the Lord Speaker, and sets the policy framework for the House of Lords administration. It provides non-executive guidance to the Management Board, which is chaired by the Clerk of the Parliaments. The House Committee's terms of reference are as follows:

"To set the policy framework for the administration of the House and to provide non-executive guidance to the Management Board; to approve the House€™s strategic, business and financial plans; to agree the annual Estimates and Supplementary Estimates; to supervise the arrangements relating to Members€™ expenses; and to approve the House of Lords Annual Report."