- 1 Russia Co-ordination Group
- 2 Joint Committees
- 3 Lords Select Committees
- 4 Commons Select Committees
- 4.1 Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
- 4.2 Defence Committee
- 4.3 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
- 4.4 Education Committee
- 4.5 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
- 4.6 Environmental Audit Committee
- 4.7 Exiting the European Union Committee
- 4.8 Foreign Affairs Committee
- 4.9 Health & Social Care Committee
- 4.10 Home Affairs Committee
- 4.11 Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
- 4.12 International Development Committee
- 4.13 International Trade Committee
- 4.14 Justice Select Committee
- 4.15 Liaison Committee
- 4.16 Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
- 4.17 Standards Committee
- 4.18 Transport Committee
- 4.19 Treasury Committee
- 4.20 Women and Equalities Committee
- 4.21 Work and Pensions Committee
- 5 References
- Select committee (United Kingdom), Parliamentary Committees of the United Kingdom, Parliamentary Committees of the United Kingdom
- Commons Select Committees, Parliament.uk
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- The House of Commons Select Committees are generally responsible for overseeing the work of govt departments and agencies.
- House of Lords Committees look at general issues, such as the constitution (considered by the Constitution Committee), or the economy (considered by the Economic Affairs Committee).
- Both Houses have their own committees to review drafts of European Union directives: the European Union Committee in the House of Lords, and the European Scrutiny Committee in the House of Commons.
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- Top-level Parliament Committees page: https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/
- House of Commons select committees, https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/
- House of Lords Select Committees, https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/
- Joint Select Committees, https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/
- Other Committees (other Committees which are not part of the Commons, Lords or Joint Committees), https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/other-committees/
- Former Select Committees, https://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/former-committees/
Russia Co-ordination Group
- no w'pedia entry
- Not sure this is a Select Cttee; might be an APPG, or just an informal group...
- Formed Apr.2018, in response to various perceived Russian threats.
- Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, is leading the group
- Bob Seely, a Conservative MP and expert on Russian warfare, will act as secretary.
- Apr.20.2018: MPs form group to study threats posed by Russia. Senior MPs have formed a group on Russia to ensure that the Commons is covering all threats from Moscow. The chairmen of 6 Commons committees, including Foreign Affairs, Defence, Treasury and the #Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy, are among the new body's members. Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the Foreign Affairs committee, is leading the group, and Bob Seely, a Conservative MP and expert on Russian warfare, will act as secretary. It held its first monthly meeting on Wednesday, Apr.18. The other bodies involved are the Home Affairs, and DCMS Committees. Lucy Fisher, Deborah Haynes, The Times. See also Parliament.uk, The Sun
National Security Strategy
Lords Select Committees
Science and Technology Committee
- Science and Technology Committee (House of Lords)
The Committee has a broad remit "to consider science and technology".
Commons Select Committees
Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, formerly the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, established in 1997. It oversees the operations of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport which replaced the Department for Culture, Media and Sport which also replaced the Department for National Heritage. The name was changed on 3 July 2017.
- Education Select Committee
The Education Committee examines the administration, expenditure and policy of the Department for Education, and also covers the work of non-departmental public bodies.
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
- Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee
- chaired by Neil Parish
The remit of the Committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its associated public bodies.
Environmental Audit Committee
- Environmental Audit Select Committee
- Mary Creagh, chairwoman
Exiting the European Union Committee
Foreign Affairs Committee
Scrutinises the work of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Carries out many inquiries, and publishes a variety of reports, including an annual Human Rights Report.
Health & Social Care Committee
- Health Select Committee
Oversees the operations of the Department of Health & Social Care and its associated bodies.
Home Affairs Committee
Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
- Communities and Local Government Committee
International Development Committee
- International Development Committee
International Trade Committee
- International Trade Committee
Justice Select Committee
- Justice Select Committee
The Justice Select Committee scrutinizes the policy, administration, and spending of the Ministry of Justice. In addition, the committee examines the work of the Law Officers of the Crown, the Serious Fraud Office, and the Crown Prosecution Service. The committee also reviews draft Sentencing Guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council.
The Liaison Committee consists of the Chairmen of the 32 Commons Select Committees and the chairman of the Joint Committee on Human Rights.
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
The PACAC examines the reports of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, and to consider matters relating to the quality and standards of administration provided by civil service departments, and other matters relating to the civil service, mostly for England and Wales, and constitutional affairs. Gov.uk, Website
- Chair: Bernard Jenkin, Jul.12.2017
- Sarah Champion
- Ronnie Cowan
- Paul Flynn
- Marcus Fysh
- Dame Cheryl Gillan
- Kelvin Hopkins
- Dr Rupa Huq
- David Jones
- Sandy Martin
- David Morris
The Committee's remit is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Transport and its associated public bodies.
The Committee examines the expenditure, administration and policy of HM Treasury, with all of its agencies and associated bodies, including HM Revenue and Customs, the Bank of England, the Prudential Regulation Authority, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Royal Mint, and so on.
Since 2010, the Treasury committee has taken on new powers, including the right to veto appointments to the independent Office for Budget Responsibility, and has forced the Financial Services Authority to publish a detailed report into its handling of the collapse of Royal Bank of Scotland.
Women and Equalities Committee
The Women and Equalities Committee was established following GE-2015 to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Government Equalities Office on equalities (gender, age, race, sexual orientation, disability and transgender/gender identity) issues.
Work and Pensions Committee
The remit of the Committee is to examine the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department for Work & Pensions and its associated public bodies. Since Jun.2015, the Committee Chair has been Frank Field.
- Standing Orders. Election of select committee chairs. Session 2013-14, Parliament.uk, Jan.02.2014.