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The European Union Committee

The European Union Committee is appointed each session “to scrutinise documents deposited in the House by a Minister, and other matters relating to the European Union”.

In practice this means that the Select Committee, along with its Sub-Committees, scrutinises the UK Government’s policies and actions in respect of the EU; considers and seeks to influence the development of policies and draft laws proposed by the EU institutions; and more generally represents the House of Lords in its dealings with the EU institutions and other Member States.

The six Sub-Committees are as follows:

Energy and Environment Sub-Committee

External Affairs Sub-Committee

Financial Affairs Sub-Committee

Home Affairs Sub-Committee

Internal Market Sub-Committee

Justice Sub-Committee


The Members of the European Union Select Committee are:

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Lord Jay of Ewelme

Baroness Suttie

Lord Boswell of Aynho (Chairman)

Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws

Lord Teverson

Baroness Brown of Cambridge

Earl of Kinnoull

Lord Trees

Baroness Browning

Lord Liddle

Baroness Verma

Baroness Falkner of Margravine

Baroness Prashar

Lord Whitty

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint

Lord Selkirk of Douglas

Baroness Wilcox

The inquiry was conducted jointly by Members of the External Affairs and Internal Market Sub-Committees. Members of the External Affairs Sub-Committee who conducted this inquiry are:

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top

Lord Horam

Baroness Suttie

Lord Balfe

Earl of Oxford and Asquith

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Baroness Brown of Cambridge

Lord Risby

Lord Triesman

Lord Dubs

Lord Stirrup

Baroness Verma (Chairman)

Members of the Internal Market Sub-Committee who conducted this inquiry are:

Lord Aberdare

Lord Lansley

Baroness Randerson

Baroness Donaghy

Lord Liddle

Lord Rees of Ludlow

Lord German

Lord Mawson

Lord Wei

Lord Green of Hurstpierpoint

Baroness Noakes

Lord Whitty (Chairman)

Further information

Publications, press notices, details of membership, forthcoming meetings and other information is available at

General information about the House of Lords and its Committees is available at

Sub-Committee staff

The current staff of the External Affairs Sub-Committee are Eva George (Clerk), Julia Ewert (Policy Analyst) and Hannah Maley (Committee Assistant). The current staff of the Internal Market Sub Committee are Alicia Cunningham (Clerk), Kilian Bourke (Policy Analyst) and Anastasia Kvaskova (Committee Assistant).

Contact details

Contact details for individual Sub-Committees are given on the website. General correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the European Union Committee, Committee Office, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW. Telephone 020 7219 5791. Email


You can follow the Committee on Twitter: @LordsEUCom.

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