About the Committee
The Constitution Committee was first appointed on 8 February 2001. The Committee has both an investigative function in carrying out inquiries into broad constitutional issues and a scrutiny function in examining public bills for matters of constitutional significance. The
House of Lords Briefing on the Constitution Committee (PDF) provides more information.
There are also two reports which set out in detail the Committee's terms of reference:
Reviewing the Constitution:Terms of Reference and Method of Working
First Report (HL Paper 11, Session 2001-02)
Changing the Constitution: The Process of Constitutional Change
Fourth Report (HL Paper 69, Session 2001-02)