Ninth Report of Session 2021-22 Contents

Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Current membership

House of Lords

Baroness D’Souza (Crossbench)

Baroness Gale (Labour)

Lord Haskel (Labour)

Baroness Newlove (Conservative)

Lord Rowe-Beddoe (Crossbench)

Baroness Scott of Needham Market (Liberal Democrat)

Lord Smith of Hindhead (Conservative)

House of Commons

Jessica Morden MP (Labour, Newport East) (Chair)

Dr James Davies MP (Conservative, Vale of Clwyd)

Paul Holmes MP (Conservative, Eastleigh)

John Lamont MP (Conservative, Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)

Sir Robert Syms MP (Conservative, Poole)

Richard Thomson MP (Scottish National Party, Gordon)

Liz Twist MP (Labour, Blaydon)


The full constitution and powers of the Committee are set out in House of Commons Standing Order No. 151 and House of Lords Standing Order No. 74, relating to Public Business.


The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (JCSI) is appointed to consider statutory instruments made in exercise of powers granted by Act of Parliament. Instruments not laid before Parliament are included within the Committee’s remit; but local instruments and instruments made by devolved administrations are not considered by JCSI unless they are required to be laid before Parliament.

The role of the JCSI, whose membership is drawn from both Houses of Parliament, is to assess the technical qualities of each instrument that falls within its remit and to decide whether to draw the special attention of each House to any instrument on one or more of the following grounds:

The Committee usually meets weekly when Parliament is sitting.


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The reports of the Committee are published by Order of both Houses. All publications of the Committee are on the Internet at

Committee staff

The current staff of the Committee are Sue Beeby (Committee Operations Officer), Apostolos Kostoulas (Committee Operations Officer), Luanne Middleton (Commons Clerk), Christine Salmon Percival (Lords Clerk). Advisory Counsel: Sarita Arthur-Crow, Klara Banaszak, Daniel Greenberg, and Vanessa MacNair (Commons); Nicholas Beach, James Cooper, and Ché Diamond (Lords).


All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments, House of Commons, London SW1A OAA. The telephone number for general inquiries is: 020 7219 7599; the Committee’s email address is:

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