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