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European Scrutiny Committee

Commons Select Committee

The European Scrutiny Committee is appointed under Standing Order No. 143. It assesses the legal and/or political importance of draft EU legislation deposited in Parliament by the Government.

For information about the work of committees before 2020 please go to inquiries before 2020 and publications before 2020. For information on former committees before 2020, please visit former committees.

Committee news

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EU response to COVID-19 must be factored into Government strategy, says European Scrutiny Committee
Committee publishes report on the EU's response to COVID-19, and its implications for the UK
1 April 2020
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Committee seeks cross-Committee verdict on implications of EU negotiating mandate and sets out approach to post-Brexit scrutiny
The Committee decides to use its new statutory power to consult Select Committees on the EU’s mandate for negotiating a new partnership with the UK
12 March 2020
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European Scrutiny Committee membership agreed
Committee agrees its membership for 2019 Parliament
2 March 2020
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New Parliament 2019 – European Scrutiny Committee
European Scrutiny Committee will be reappointed when motions of nomination have been agreed
3 February 2020
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General Election 2019
Following the Dissolution of Parliament on 6 November 2019, all select committees have ceased to exist
6 November 2019
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European Scrutiny Committee membership at the end of Parliament 2017-19
View the membership of the Committee at the end of 2017-19 Parliament
5 November 2019
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EU Scrutiny Committee hears from former UK permanent representative to the EU
European Scrutiny Committee holds its latest public evidence session in its inquiry examining post-Brexit parliamentary scrutiny of EU laws and policies
14 October 2019
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EU Scrutiny Committee hears from legal experts in inquiry examining post-Brexit scrutiny of EU law and policy
European Scrutiny Committee holds the latest public evidence session for its inquiry examining post-Brexit parliamentary scrutiny of EU laws and policies
3 September 2019
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Committee hears from legal experts in inquiry examining post-Brexit scrutiny of EU law and policy
European Scrutiny Committee holds the first public evidence session for its inquiry examining post-Brexit parliamentary scrutiny of EU laws
15 July 2019
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European Scrutiny Committee launches inquiry examining post-Brexit scrutiny of EU law and policy
European Scrutiny Committee to examine post-Brexit scrutiny of EU laws and policies in new inquiry
2 July 2019
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Divided Government must provide Parliament with clarity ahead of crucial vote
European Scrutiny Committee publishes a report analysing the Withdrawal Agreement and Brexit negotiations
11 March 2019
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Committee hears from Dominic Raab and Suella Braverman in inquiry examining Brexit negotiations
European Scrutiny Committee hear evidence on UK-EU negotiations from former Ministers
6 February 2019
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Committee hears from Steve Baker in inquiry examining Brexit negotiations
European Scrutiny Committee hear evidence from Steve Baker about his time as the former Brexit Minister
30 January 2019
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Committee question former Secretary of State David Davis MP
Committee hear evidence from former Brexit Minister David Davis MP
16 January 2019
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European Defence Industrial Development Programme examined by MPs
The Defence and European Scrutiny committees hold a joint public hearing
21 November 2018
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Seasonal time changes: Commons issues Reasoned Opinion following Committee recommendation
European Scrutiny Committee had urged the House to make its voice heard while it still has the opportunity to do so
14 November 2018
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Treasury should provide assurances on transition extension costs
European Scrutiny Committee Chair calls on Prime Minister to provide reassurance about Government's financial mechanism
26 October 2018
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Committee writes to Dominic Raab MP regarding EU Withdrawal Process
European Scrutiny Committee writes to Dominic Raab following evidence session
12 September 2018
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Dominic Raab and Oliver Robbins questioned on EU Withdrawal
European Scrutiny Committee hears from the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
4 September 2018
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Cross-border security cooperation highlighted in Committee's weekly report
European Scrutiny Committee's report says UK nationals data may be held in VIS post-exit
18 July 2018
Total results 346 (page 1 of 18)