Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
8th parliamentary term - July 2018
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TITLE VIII : COMMITTEES AND DELEGATIONS
CHAPTER 1 : COMMITTEES

Rule 201 : Duties of committees

1.   Standing committees shall examine questions referred to them by Parliament or, during an adjournment of the session, the President on behalf of the Conference of Presidents.

2.   Should two or more standing committees be competent to deal with a question, one committee shall be named as the committee responsible and the others as committees asked for opinions.

A question shall not, however, be referred simultaneously to more than three committees, unless it is decided to depart from this rule under the conditions laid down in paragraph 1.

3.   Any two or more committees or subcommittees may jointly consider matters falling within their competence, but they may not take a decision jointly, except where Rule 55 applies.

4.   Any committee may, with the agreement of Parliament's relevant bodies, instruct one or more of its members to undertake a study or fact-finding mission.

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