House of Lords back to business

08 April 2016

The House of Lords returns from Easter recess on 11 April. Catch up on the latest legislation news and updates on the work of Lords committees as they investigate public policy issues.

Coming up next week in the Lords:

Monday 11 April

Housing and Planning Bill – Report stage (day one)

Tuesday 12 April

Immigration Bill – Third Reading
Energy Bill - Consideration of Commons changes

Wednesday 13 April

Housing and Planning Bill – Report stage (day two)

Thursday 14 April

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill - Second reading

Browse our online calendar for the latest updates

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill

A bill that will affect the Bank of England, covering issues such as regulation of financial services and issue of banknotes.

The bill has concluded its stages in the Lords, it is currently progressing through the Commons, and will return to the Lords for consideration of Commons changes if any are made.

Education and Adoption Bill

The bill looks at schools in England that are causing concern, including their conversion into Academies. It also covers joint arrangements for carrying out local authority adoption functions in England.

The bill has concluded its stages in the Lords, it is currently progressing through the Commons, and will return to the Lords for consideration of Commons changes if any are made.

Enterprise Bill

The bill includes measures to promote enterprise and economic growth, and restricting exit payments in relation to public sector employment.

The bill has concluded its stages in the Lords, it is currently progressing through the Commons, and will return to the Lords for consideration of Commons changes if any are made.

European Union Referendum Bill

The bill makes provision for a referendum in the UK and Gibraltar on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union.

The bill now awaits Royal Assent.

Housing and Planning Bill

The bill covers housing, estate agents, rent charges, planning and compulsory purchase.

The bill is currently in its committee stage, the chance for line-by-line scrutiny, in the Lords.

Immigration Bill

The Immigration Bill will define the law around immigration and asylum.

The bill is currently progressing through the Lords, third reading, a final chance to amend the bill, is yet to be scheduled.

Scotland Bill

The bill amends the Scotland Act 1998, and defines powers and responsibilities of Scottish ministers.

The bill has concluded its stages in the Lords, and now returns to the Commons for consideration of Lords changes.

Trade Union Bill

The bill covers industrial action, trade unions, employers’ associations and the functions of the Certification Officer.

The bill is currently progressing through the Lords, it began report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Wednesday 16 March.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

The bill includes measures on employment, welfare, social mobility, the benefit cap and social housing.

The bill returned to the House of Lords on Monday 7 March for consideration of Commons changes in 'ping pong', and now awaits Royal Assent.

Lords committee news

A number of Lords committees published reports during the session:

The Liaison Committee has also recommended the establishment of four new committees in the 2016-17 Parliament.

Keep up to date with the work of the Lords

Further information

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