Government Response to the Report on the Cabinet Office and the Centre of Government - Constitution Committee Contents

Select Committee on the Constitution

The Constitution Committee is appointed by the House of Lords in each session with the following terms of reference:

To examine the constitutional implications of all public bills coming before the House; and to keep under review the operation of the constitution.

Current Membership

Lord Crickhowell

Baroness Falkner of Margravine

Lord Goldsmith

Lord Hart of Chilton

Lord Irvine of Lairg

Baroness Jay of Paddington (Chairman)

Lord Norton of Louth

Lord Pannick

Lord Powell of Bayswater

Lord Renton of Mount Harry

Lord Rodgers of Quarry Bank

Lord Shaw of Northstead

Declaration of Interests

A full list of Members' interests can be found in the Register of Lords' Interests:

Professor Adam Tomkins, Legal Adviser, is a Member of and unpaid Ad Hoc Legal Adviser to Republic.


The reports and evidence of the Committee are published by The Stationery Office by Order of the House. All publications of the Committee are available on the internet at:

Parliament Live

Live coverage of debates and public sessions of the Committee's meetings are available at

General Information

General Information about the House of Lords and its Committees, including guidance to witnesses, details of current inquiries and forthcoming meetings is on the internet at:

Contact Details

All correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the Select Committee on the Constitution, Committee Office, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW.

The telephone number for general enquiries is 020 7219 1228/5960

The Committee's email address is:

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