European Scrutiny Committee

The European Scrutiny Committee is a select committee of the House of Commons in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to assess the legal and political importance of each EU document, and decide which EU documents are debated. The committee also monitors the activities of UK Ministers in the Council, and keeps legal, procedural and institutional developments in the EU under review.


As of 15 July 2013, the members of the committee are as follows:

Member Party Constituency
William Cash MP (Chair) Conservative Stone
Adrian Bailey MP Labour Co-op West Bromwich West
Andrew Bingham MP Conservative High Peak
David Borrow MP Labour South Ribble
James Clappison MP Conservative Hertsmere
Michael Connarty MP Labour Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Jim Dobbin MP Labour Co-op Heywood and Middleton
Julie Elliott MP Labour Sunderland Central
Nia Griffith MP Labour Llanelli
Chris Heaton-Harris MP Conservative Daventry
Kelvin Hopkins MP Labour Luton North
Chris Kelly MP Conservative Dudley South
Stephen Phillips MP Conservative Sleaford and North Hykeham
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP Conservative North East Somerset
Linda Riordan MP Labour Co-op Halifax
Henry Smith MP Conservative Crawley
Ian Swales MP Liberal Democrat Redcar
Heather Wheeler MP Conservative South Derbyshire

Source: European Scrutiny Committee


Occasionally, the House of Commons orders changes to be made in terms of membership of select committees, as proposed by the Committee of Selection. Such changes are shown below.

Date Outgoing Member
& Party
Constituency New Member
& Party
Constituency Source
28 November 2011 Tony Lloyd MP (Labour) Manchester Central Sandra Osborne MP (Labour) Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock Hansard
4 March 2013 Sandra Osborne MP (Labour) Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock Linda Riordan MP (Labour/Co-op) Halifax Hansard
15 July 2013 Penny Mordaunt MP (Conservative) Portsmouth North Andrew Bingham MP (Conservative) High Peak Hansard

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