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House of Lords European Union Select Committee

Correspondence with Ministers

The primary purpose of the House of Lords European Union Select Committee is to scrutinise EU law in draft before the Government takes a position on it in the EU Council of Ministers. This scrutiny is carried out by each Sub-Committee through correspondence with Ministers - letters to the Government to express views on documents and discuss matters of policy.

The procedure of sending a letter may be adopted for a number of reasons, including that the points at issue do not warrant a full report, or to follow up a previous report. Such correspondence, including Ministerial replies and other materials, is published where appropriate.

Latest correspondence on cross-cutting issues by Select Committee

Correspondence with Ministers

May - November 2009

Correspondence with Ministers

December 2008 to April 2009

Correspondence with Ministers

May - November 2008

Latest Correspondence on policy issues by Sub-Committee

Previous correspondence

Progress of Scrutiny

The Progress of Scrutiny records the decisions taken on European documents sent to the EU Select Committee for scrutiny.

It lists those documents:

  • referred to the Committee or one or more Sub-Committees

  • which remain under scrutiny or awaiting the outcome of correspondence with Ministers

  • considered and cleared from further scrutiny and correspondence