Committee for Privileges and Conduct

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The Committee for Privileges and Conduct is a select committee of the House of Lords in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The committee considers issues relating to the privileges of the House of Lords and its members, as well as having oversight for its members' conduct. The Committee for Privileges and Conduct is made up of sixteen members of the House, two of which must be former holders of high judicial office.

Composition[edit]

The committee is presided over by the Chairman of Committees and consists of sixteen peers. Generally, at least two members must be former holders of high judicial office.[1] When deliberating on claimed or abeyant peerages, membership of at least three sitting judges is required, who enjoy the same voting and speaking rights as ordinary members.[2][3]

Current membership[edit]

As of the dissolution of Parliament on 30 March 2015, all committees of both the House of Lords and House of Commons ceased to function. New appointments will not be made until following the 2015 General Election.[4]

The members during the 2014-2015 session of Parliament were:[4]

Member Party
Lord Sewel (Chairman) Non-affiliated
Lord Bassam of Brighton Labour
Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville Conservative
Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood Crossbench
Lord Eames Crossbench
Lord Hope of Craighead Crossbench
Lord Irvine of Lairg Labour
Lord Lamming Crossbench
Lord Mackay of Clashfern Conservative
Lord Newby Liberal Democrats
Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Labour
Baroness Scotland of Asthal Labour
Baroness Stowell of Beeston Conservative
Lord Taylor of Holbeach Conservative
Viscount Ullswater Conservative
Lord Wallace of Tankerness Liberal Democrats

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Committee for Privileges - role". UK Parliament. n.d. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Select Committee on Privileges First Report: Appendix 4 (6)". UK Parliament. 2000. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Committee for Privileges". UK Parliament. n.d. Retrieved 24 April 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Privileges and Conduct (Committee for) - membership". UK Parliament. n.d. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 

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