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This page lists all of the Lords Select Committees
The Administration and Works Committee is a domestic committee that considers administrative services, works and the provision of accommodation
The Affordable Childcare Committee is appointed to consider issues relating to affordable childcare
The Arctic Committee is appointed to consider recent and expected changes in the Arctic and their implications for the UK
The Committee of Selection is appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the members of select committees
The Communications Committee considers the media and the creative industries
The Constitution Committee examines all public bills for constitutional implications and investigates broad constitutional issues
The Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee scrutinises proposals in bills to delegate legislative power from Parliament to another body and also examines Legislative Reform Orders
The Digital Skills Committee is appointed to consider information and communications technology, competitiveness and skills in the UK
The Economic Affairs Committee is one of the five permanent investigative committees in the House of Lords and is charged with considering economic affairs
The Economic Affairs Finance Bill Sub-Committee considers aspects of the Finance Bill from the point of view of technical issues of tax administration, clarification and simplification
The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on civil and criminal justice, fundamental rights,the EU's institutions, agencies and other bodies, EU citizenship, consumer protection, intellectual property and culture policy
The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on agriculture, fisheries, environment and energy including the Common Agricultural and Fisheries Policies (CAP and CFP), environmental protection, climate change, maritime affairs and energy policy
The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on economic and financial affairs
The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on external affairs including European defence and security, international trade and development and foreign affairs
The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on health, education and sport and home affairs including police cooperation, asylum and migration, counter-terrorism, and civil protection
The Sub-Committee scrutinises EU proposals on Internal Market, Infrastructure and Employment including energy, industry, transport, communications, research and space
The EU Select Committee is appointed to consider EU documents and other matters relating to the EU
The Extradition Law Committee is appointed to consider and report on the law and practice relating to the Extradition Act 2003
The House Committee sets the policy framework for the administration of the House of Lords
The Hybrid Instruments Committee decides whether an opposed hybrid instrument should have its merits enquired into by a Select Committee set up for that purpose
The Information Committee considers the House's information and communications services, including the Library and Parliamentary Archives
On the 28 October 2013, the House of Lords appointed a Special Public Bill Committee to scrutinise the Inheritance and Trustees' Powers Bill [HL]
The Select Committee on the Inquiries Act 2005 was appointed on 16 May 2013. The Committee published its report on 11 March 2014 and has now ceased.
The Liaison Committee allocates resources between select committees, reviews the select committee work of the House, considers requests for ad hoc committees and reports to the House with recommendations
The Sub-Committee undertakes detailed consideration of matters relating to the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Lords.
The Committee was appointed to consider the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Committee published its report on 13 March 2014 and has now ceased.
The Committee for Privileges and Conduct hears complaints of breach of privilege, takes evidence, and reports its recommendations to the Lords
The Procedure Committee reviews House procedures
The Refreshment Committee considers the refreshment services for the House of Lords
The Science and Technology Committee is appointed to consider science and technology. It does this principally through undertaking inquiries
The Science and Technology Sub-Committee has launched an inquiry into Higher Education in STEM Subjects
The Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee is the successor to the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee which existed until the end of the 2010-12 session
The Committee on Soft Power and the UK's Influence was appointed to examine the use of soft power in furthering the United Kingdom’s global influence and interests. The Committee published its report on 28 March 2014 and has now ceased.
The Standing Orders Committee is charged with deciding whether or not to dispense with any Standing Order, which the Examiners of Petitions for Private Bills consider has not been complied with
Much of the work of the House of Commons and the House of Lords takes place in committees, which examine issues in detail, from government policy to proposed new laws.
Browse a list of all committee inquiries currently accepting written evidence:
The House of Lords Committee Office publishes a daily bulletin detailing current inquiries, upcoming meetings, published reports and contact information.
Find out when House of Lords Committees are next meeting.
View the latest reports produced by Select Committees.
Progress of Scrutiny records the decisions taken by the House of Lords EU Committee on European documents that have been deposited in Parliament for scrutiny.