International Relations and Defence Committee

The House of Lords International Relations and Defence Committee, previously just the International Relations Committee, is a select committee of the House of Lords in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The remit of the Committee is to "consider the United Kingdom's international relations". The committee was recommended by the House of Lords Liaison Committee in its report of 29 October 2015 and agreed by the House on 10 November 2015.[1]


As of July 2019, the membership of the committee is as follows:[2]

Member Party
Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Chair) Conservative
Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench
Baroness Blackstone Labour Independent
Baroness Fall Conservative
Lord Grocott Labour
Lord Hannay of Chiswick Crossbench
Baroness Helic Conservative
Lord Mendelsohn Labour
Lord Purvis of Tweed Liberal Democrat
Baroness Rawlings Conservative
Lord Reid of Cardowan Labour
Baroness Smith of Newnham Liberal Democrat

See also


  1. "International Relations Committee - Role of the Committee". 21 September 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  2. "International Relations Committee - membership".
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