Committee for Privileges and Conduct
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.
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. 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.
As of February 2018, the membership of the committee is as follows:
|Lord McFall of Alcluith (Chair)||Non-affiliated|
|Lord Brown of Eaton-under-Heywood||Crossbench|
|Baroness Evans of Bowes Park||Conservative|
|Lord Hope of Craighead||Crossbench|
|Lord Irvine of Lairg||Labour|
|Baroness Jay of Paddington||Labour|
|Lord Mackay of Clashfern||Conservative|
|Lord Newby||Liberal Democrat|
|Baroness Smith of Basildon||Labour|
|Lord Stoneham of Droxford||Liberal Democrat|
|Lord Taylor of Holbeach||Conservative|
- "Committee for Privileges - role". UK Parliament.
- "Select Committee on Privileges First Report: Appendix 4 (6)". UK Parliament. 2000.
- "Committee for Privileges membership". UK Parliament.