House Committee - role

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

Its terms of reference were:

"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 was 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 mets on Tuesdays at 4pm, about once per sitting month.