Select Committee on Statutory Instruments: About the Committee

The Select Committee on Statutory Instruments carries out the same duties as the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments in respect of those statutory instruments laid before the House of Commons only.

The Committee is empowered to draw the special attention of the House of Commons to an instrument on any one of a number of grounds specified in the Standing Order under which it works; or on any other ground which does not impinge upon the merits of the instrument or the policy behind it.