Constitutional Affairs Committee

Welcome to the homepage of the Constitutional Affairs Committee.

The Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, policy and administration of the Department for Constitutional Affairs. As of 9 May the responsibilities of the Department for Constitutional Affairs were transferred to the new Ministry of Justice.

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What's New

The latest details of all committee meetings are available on the Select Committee Calendar

Live audio-visual webcast coverage of some committee meetings is now available on

Coverage of committees meeting in public but which are not being televised or webcast live will be available in audio-only. Webcasts are available via the on-demand searchable archive for 14 days from their original transmission. PDF Document

The Parliamentary Recording Unit continues to supply tape recordings of televised commitee meetings on request and can be contacted at or on 020 7219 5511.
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Please note:

From the 6 November 2007 the Constitutional Affairs Committee will be renamed the Justice Committee (JSC) to reflect recent changes in the Machinery of Government.