House Committee - role

The House Committee is the principal supervisory body for the House of Lords Administration, with particular responsibility for financial matters

Its terms of reference are:

"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 financial support for Members; and to approve the House of Lords Annual Report."

The House Committee is chaired by the Lord Speaker, and its members include the Chairman of Committees, the leaders of the three main parties, the Convenor of the Crossbench peers and six other backbench peers.

The Committee usually meets on Tuesdays at 4pm, about once per sitting month.