Liaison Committee
Review of House of Lords investigative and scrutiny committee activity in 2021–22

1st Report of Session 2022-23 - published 7 July 2022 - HL Paper 38

Chapter 1: Introduction


Additional scrutiny areas

Virtual committee meetings

Committee room accommodation

Aligning the rotation rule with the appointment of special inquiry committees

Committee Chairs’ Forum

Liaison Committee

Chapter 2: Sessional Committees


Built Environment Committee

Communications and Digital Committee

Constitution Committee

Economic Affairs Committee

Finance Bill Sub-Committee

Environment and Climate Change Committee

European Affairs Committee

Sub-Committee on the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol

Industry and Regulators Committee

International Agreements Committee

International Relations and Defence Committee

Justice and Home Affairs Committee

Public Services Committee

Science and Technology Committee

Chapter 3: Special inquiry Committees


Adult Social Care Committee

Children and Families Act 2014 Committee

Common Frameworks Committee

COVID-19 Committee

Fraud Act 2006 and Digital Fraud Committee

Land Use in England Committee

National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee

Risk Assessment and Risk Planning Committee

Youth Unemployment Committee

Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee: Follow-up inquiry

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Committee: Follow-up inquiry

Licensing Act 2003 Committee: Follow-up inquiry

Chapter 4: Secondary Legislation Committees

Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee

Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee

Chapter 5: Joint Committees

Joint Committee on the Draft Online Safety Bill

Joint Committee on Human Rights

Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy

Chapter 6: Communicating more widely

Internal communications

External communications

Figure 1: Volume of positive media coverage

Appendix 1: Activity indicators by financial year

Appendix 2: List of investigative Select Committee reports published in 2021/22, including date of Government response

Appendix 3: Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to Section 3 of the Trade Act 2021

Appendix 4: Acronyms

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