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Role - Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the administration, expenditure and policy of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and its associated public bodies. It is chaired by Darren Jones MP.

The Committee also has responsibility for scrutinising Legislative Reform Orders, and in this way mirrors the role of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee in the House of Lords.  

Committee history

In July 2016, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Energy and Climate Change merged, to become the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. The Committee was renamed on 17 October 2016. The remit of the Committee reflects the responsibilities of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and includes such issues as business regulation and corporate governance, energy and climate change, and science and innovation.

Following changes to Standing Orders in May 2021, the BEIS Committee assumed responsibility for scrutinising draft Legislative Reform Orders – a function previously fulfilled by the (former) Regulatory Reform Committee.