The European Affairs Committee was appointed to consider matters relating to the United Kingdom’s relationship with the European Union and the European Economic Area, including the implementation and governance structures of any agreements between the United Kingdom and the European Union; to consider European Union documents deposited in the House by a minister; and to support the House as appropriate in interparliamentary cooperation with the European Parliament and the Member States of the European Union.
The Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland was appointed by the European Affairs Committee to consider all matters related to the Protocol, including scrutiny of: EU legislation within the scope of the Protocol; relevant domestic UK legislation and policy; the Northern Ireland-related work of the governance bodies established under the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement; the Protocol’s political and socio-economic impact on Northern Ireland; and its impact on UK-Irish bilateral relations; as well as conducting interparliamentary dialogue, including with the Northern Ireland Assembly and Irish Oireachtas.
The Members of the European Affairs Committee are:
The Members of the Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, which conducted this inquiry, are:
Publications, press notices, details of membership, forthcoming meetings and other information is available at.
The current staff of the Sub-Committee are Stuart Stoner (Clerk), Tim Mitchell (European Legal Adviser), Genevieve Richardson (Policy Analyst) and Breda Twomey (Committee Operations Officer).
Contact details for the Sub-Committees are given on the website. General correspondence should be addressed to the Clerk of the European Affairs Committee, Committee Office, House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW. Telephone 020 7219 5791. Email .