Domestic and other

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40.46Domestic committees monitor and make recommendations about the procedures and internal administration of the House. These committees are the House of Lords Commission, the Conduct Committee, the Finance Committee, the Services Committee, the Committee of Selection, the Procedure and Privileges Committee and the Liaison Committee.

In addition, committees are appointed to conduct private business. There are also various analogous bodies, including the Audit Committee, the Ecclesiastical Committee and the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament. The Lord Speaker's Advisory Panel on Works of Art is appointed by the Lord Speaker to advise the Lord Speaker on matters relating to works of art in the House of Lords. Leader's Groups have been appointed to consider matters internal to the House of Lords, such as its procedure, working practices or Code of Conduct. They are established by the Leader of the House and report to the Leader. A Lord Speaker's committee on the size of the House was appointed by the Lord Speaker (rather than the House) on 20 December 2016 to explore methods by which the size of the House of Lords could be reduced; it reported on 31 October 2017, 24 October 2018, 8 July 2019 and 9 May 2021.