COMMONS

Commons Select Committees

This page lists all of the Commons Select Committees

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  • Administration Committee (Commons)

    Committee considers the services that the House of Commons provides for Members of Parliament, staff and the general public

  • Armed Forces Bill Committee

    The primary purpose of Armed Forces Bill is accordingly to provide for the continuation for a further period of up to five years of the provisions enabling the Armed Forces to be recruited and maintained as disciplined bodies

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  • Backbench Business Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to choose the business to be debated during backbench time.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the administration, expenditure and policy of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its associated public bodies

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  • Communities and Local Government Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department for Communities and Local Government and its associated bodies

  • Culture, Media and Sport Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its associated bodies

D

  • Defence Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Ministry of Defence and its associated public bodies

E

  • Education Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the administration, expenditure and policy of the Department for Education and also covers the work of non-departmental public bodies

  • Energy and Climate Change Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and its associated public bodies

  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and its associated public bodies

  • Environmental Audit Committee

    The Environmental Audit Committee considers how well government policies and programmes contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development, and it audits performance against targets in those areas

  • European Scrutiny Committee

    Committee assesses the legal and/or political importance of each EU document, decides which EU documents are debated, monitors the activities of UK Ministers in the Council, and keeps legal, procedural and institutional developments in the EU under review

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  • Finance and Services Committee

    Welcome to the homepage of the Finance and Services Committee

  • Foreign Affairs Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and its associated public bodies

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  • Health Committee

    The Health Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the policy, administration and expenditure, of the Department of Health and its associated bodies.

  • Home Affairs Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, policy and administration of the Home Office and its associated public bodies

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  • International Development Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for International Development and its associated public bodies

J

  • Justice Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Ministry of Justice and its associated public bodies

L

  • Liaison Committee (Commons)

    The Liaison Committee comprises all the chairs of select committees in the House of Commons, they regularly look at the work of their committees and decide which committee reports the House of Commons should be debating

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  • Members' Expenses Committee

    The Committee on Members’ Expenses is established under Standing Order No. 152G (as amended on 7 July 2011). Its role is to consider matters relating to Members’ expenses referred to it by the House

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  • Northern Ireland Affairs Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Northern Ireland Office and its associated public bodies

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  • Political and Constitutional Reform Committee

    Committee newly appointed in June 2010 to consider political and constitutional reform, scrutinising the work of the Deputy Prime Minister

  • Procedure Committee (Commons)

    Committee considers, and makes recommendations on, the practices and procedures of the House of Commons

  • Public Accounts Committee

    Committee examines reports produced by the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) on his value for money (VFM) studies of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with which government departments and other bodies have used their resources

  • Public Administration Select Committee (PASC)

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to consider matters relating to the quality and standards of administration within the Civil Service

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S

  • Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to ensure that government policy and decision-making is based on good scientific and engineering advice and evidence

  • Scottish Affairs Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Scotland Office and its associated public bodies

  • Scrutiny Unit

    The Scrutiny Unit is part of the Committee Office in the House of Commons. It has a team of specialists who support the work of select committees.

  • Standards and Privileges Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to oversee the work of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and to consider any matter relating to the conduct of Members

  • Statutory Instruments Committee (Commons)

    Committee responsible for scrutinising all statutory instruments laid before the House of Commons (its work is closely related to that of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments)

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  • Transport Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Transport and its associated public bodies.

  • Treasury Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, HM Revenue & Customs, and associated public bodies, including the Bank of England and the Financial Services Authority.

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  • Welsh Affairs Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine matters within the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Wales (including relations with the National Assembly for Wales)

  • Work and Pensions Committee

    Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Work and Pensions and its associated public bodies

Related information

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