Scrutiny Work

  • New Items of Scrutiny 

    Each sitting week the Chairman of the EU Select Committee sends items of scrutiny to the sub-committee for examination.

  • Correspondence with Ministers 

    The primary purpose of the Lords EU committees is to scrutinise EU law in draft before the Government takes a position on it in the EU Council of Ministers. This scrutiny is carried out by each Sub-Committee through correspondence with Ministers.

Related information

The Progress of Scrutiny records the decisions taken on European documents sent to the EU Select Committee for scrutiny.

It lists those documents:

  • referred to the Committee or one or more Sub-Committees
  • which remain under scrutiny or awaiting the outcome of correspondence with Ministers
  • considered and cleared from further scrutiny and correspondence