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The European Scrutiny Committee

The European Scrutiny Committee is appointed under Standing Order No. 143 to examine European Union documents.

Current Membership

Sir William Cash MP (Conservative, Stone) (Chair)

Tahir Ali MP (Labour, Birmingham, Hall Green)

Jon Cruddas MP (Labour, Dagenham and Rainham)

Allan Dorans MP (Scottish National Party, Ayr Carrick and Cumnock)

Richard Drax MP (Conservative, South Dorset)

Margaret Ferrier MP (Scottish National Party, Rutherglen and Hamilton West)

Mr Marcus Fysh MP (Conservative, Yeovil)

Mrs Andrea Jenkyns MP (Conservative, Morley and Outwood)

Mr David Jones MP (Conservative, Clwyd West)

Stephen Kinnock MP (Labour, Aberavon)

Mr David Lammy MP (Labour, Tottenham)

Marco Longhi MP (Conservative, Dudley North)

Craig Mackinlay MP (Conservative, South Thanet)

Anne Marie Morris MP (Conservative, Newton Abbot)

Charlotte Nichols MP (Labour, Warrington North)

Greg Smith MP (Conservative, Buckingham)


The Committee’s powers are set out in House of Commons Standing Order No 143. The scrutiny reserve resolution, passed by the House, provides that Ministers should not give agreement to EU proposals which have not been cleared by the European Scrutiny Committee, or on which, when they have been recommended by the Committee for debate, the House has not yet agreed a resolution. The scrutiny reserve resolution is printed with the House’s Standing Orders, which are available at


Committee reports are published on the Committee’s website at and in print by Order of the House. Evidence relating to this report is published on the relevant inquiry page of the Committee’s website.


The staff of the Committee are Ravi Abhavarante (Office Support Assistant), Joanne Dee (Deputy Counsel for European Legislation), Alistair Dillon and Leigh Gibson (Clerk Adviser), Nat Ireton and Apostolos Kostoulas (Committee Assistant), Luanne Middleton (Second Clerk), Daniel Moeller (Senior Committee Assistant), Jessica Mulley (Clerk), Foeke Noppert (Clerk Adviser), Indira Rao (Counsel for European Legislation), Paula Saunderson (Office Support Assistant), Sibel Taner (Second Clerk), Emily Unwin (Deputy Counsel for European Legislation) George Wilson (Clerk Adviser), Beatrice Woods (Committee Assistant)


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the European Scrutiny Committee, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. The telephone number for general enquiries is (020) 7219 3292/5467. The Committee’s email address is

Published: 1 April 2020