Joint Select Committees

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  • Consolidation Bills

    The Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills considers Bills which bring together a number of existing Acts of Parliament on the same subject into one Act without amending the law, although they occasionally contain minor corrections and improvements



  • Human Rights

    The Joint Committee on Human Rights is charged with considering human rights issues in the UK


  • National Security Strategy

    Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy is appointed to consider the National Security Strategy


  • Privacy and Injunctions

    The Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions is a committee of both houses which comprises 13 MPs and 13 Peers.



  • Tax Law Rewrite Bills

    The Joint Committee on Tax Law Rewrite Bills is appointed to consider tax law rewrite Bills, and in particular to consider whether each Bill committed to it preserves the effect of existing law

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