A group of Members from either House or both Houses, appointed to inquire into and report on a particular subject. A select committee ceases to exist when it has made its final report to the House or Houses of Parliament.
A Committee of either House of Parliament drawn from its respective matters to discuss/investigate non-legislative material. Although a Select Committee carries no legislative powers, it may well publish a report to government recommending changes to existing, or new, legislation.
A committee of Members of Parliament drawn proportionally according to party membership in the House. Select committees have several important functions and primarily exist to scrutinize the actions of the executive and provide public input into the policy making process. All bills, except those proceeding under urgency, are examined by a select committee who call for public submissions, and then make recommendations on amendments to the House.
Select committees are set up specifically to study certain bills or issues and according to the Standing Orders, consists of not more than 11 members from all parties with representation reflecting the current standing in the house. In some cases, the committee must examine material by a specific date and then report its conclusion to the legislature. After its final report, the committee is dissolved.