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 on 29 October 2015 and agreed by the House on 10 November 2015.[1]


As of January 2021, the membership of the committee is as follows:[2]

Member Party
Baroness Anelay of St Johns (Chair) Conservative
Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench
Lord Anderson of Swansea Labour
Baroness Blackstone Labour Independent
Lord Boateng Labour
Lord Campbell of Pittenweem Liberal Democrat
Baroness Fall Conservative
Lord Mendelsohn Labour
Baroness Rawlings Conservative
Lord Stirrup Crossbench
Baroness Sugg Conservative
Lord Teverson Liberal Democrat

See also


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