House of Lords Select Committees

This page lists all of the Lords Select Committees


  • Administration and Works Committee (Lords)

    The Administration and Works Committee is a domestic committee that considers administrative services, works and the provision of accommodation

  • Affordable Childcare Committee

    The Affordable Childcare Committee is appointed to consider issues relating to affordable childcare

  • Arctic Committee

    The Arctic Committee is appointed to consider recent and expected changes in the Arctic and their implications for the UK


  • Committee of Selection (Lords)

    The Committee of Selection is appointed to select and propose to the House the names of the members of select committees

  • Communications Committee

    The Communications Committee considers the media and the creative industries

  • Constitution Committee

    The Constitution Committee examines all public bills for constitutional implications and investigates broad constitutional issues


  • Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee

    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

  • Digital Skills Committee

    The Digital Skills Committee is appointed to consider information and communications technology, competitiveness and skills in the UK



  • House Committee

    The House Committee sets the policy framework for the administration of the House of Lords

  • Hybrid Instruments Committee

    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



  • Liaison Committee (Lords)

    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

  • Lords' Conduct (Sub-Committee)

    The Sub-Committee undertakes detailed consideration of matters relating to the Code of Conduct for Members of the House of Lords.


  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 Committee

    The Committee was appointed to consider the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Committee published its report on 13 March 2014 and has now ceased.



  • Refreshment Committee

    The Refreshment Committee considers the refreshment services for the House of Lords


  • Science and Technology Committee (Lords)

    The Science and Technology Committee is appointed to consider science and technology. It does this principally through undertaking inquiries

  • Science and Technology Sub-Committee I

    The Science and Technology Sub-Committee has launched an inquiry into Higher Education in STEM Subjects

  • Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

    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

  • Soft Power and the UK’s Influence Committee

    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.

  • Standing Orders (Private Bills) (Lords)

    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

How do House of Lords Select Committees work?

Watch an overview of the work of Lords Select Committees, the influence they have and the impact of their reports and recommendations.

Related information

What do Select Committees do?

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.

Open calls for evidence

Browse a list of all committee inquiries currently accepting written evidence:

Committee Bulletin

House of Lords Committee Bulletin

The House of Lords Committee Office publishes a daily bulletin detailing current inquiries, upcoming meetings, published reports and contact information.

Lords committee calendar

Find out when House of Lords Committees are next meeting.

Select Committee reports

View the latest reports produced by Select Committees.

Progress of Scrutiny

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.