The Economic Affairs Committee is one of the five permanent investigative committees in the House of Lords and is charged with considering economic affairs.
The Committee examines the operation of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England as well as other macroeconomic issues and more specific economic topics.
The Committees main function is to examine matters within its remit with which Parliament ought to be concerned, and to report to the House of Lords with recommendations for government action. Each inquiry leads to a report, published together with the evidence on which it is based, setting out the Committees findings and making recommendations to the Government and others.
The Committee is usually made up of thirteen members, appointed by the House for each Session of Parliament.
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Private Finance Projects and off-balance sheet debt
The Committee has completed its inquiry and its report and accompanying volume of evidence were published on 17 March 2010.
Banking Supervision and Regulation
The Government's Response to the report on Banking Supervision and Regulation was published on 22 September 2009.
The Committee published its report on ' Banking Supervision and Regulation' on Tuesday 2 June 2009.