The accountability of civil servants - 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 Lang of Monkton

Lord Lexden

Lord Macdonald of River Glaven

Lord Pannick

Lord Powell of Bayswater

Baroness Wheatcroft

Declarations of interests

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


All publications of the committee are available 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 available at:

Committee staff and legal advisers

The current staff of the committee are Nicolas Besly (clerk), Luke Wilcox (policy analyst) and Hadia Garwell (committee assistant). Professor Richard Rawlings and Professor Adam Tomkins are legal advisers to the committee.

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 5960.

The committee's email address is: e-mail:

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