European Committees (formerly 'European Standing Committees')

In the Commons, the European Scrutiny Committee decides which European documents are purely technical measures and which require further consideration by a European Committee. European Committees are appointed to consider the documents in detail and to report their findings back to the House of Commons. 

In the Lords, the European Union Select Committee scrutinises EU documents and other EU related matters. 

Further information:

Commons European Scrutiny Committee

Lords European Union Select Committee

European Committee debates

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