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

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


  • Parliamentary Privilege

    The Joint Committee on Parliamentary Privilege is appointed to consider the Government's Green Paper on Parliamentary Privilege


  • Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee)

    The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments is responsible for scrutinising statutory instruments made in exercise of powers granted by Act of Parliament

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

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Guide for witnesses

Detailed guidance for individuals and organisations giving written or oral evidence to House of Commons Select Committees.

Scrutiny uncovered

This short video puts the role of Select Committees under the microscope as MPs and Members of the Lords explain how they hold the Government to account.

Watch Committees

Committees, made up of MPs or Lords, examine issues in detail such as new legislation or topics like the economy. Watch democracy in action by attending a public committee session.

Intelligence and Security Committee

Find out more about the Intelligence and Security Committee