House of Lords back to business

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03 January 2018

The House of Lords returns to work on Monday 8 January. Get the latest on the work of the House on draft laws, debates of key issues and committee scrutiny.

Legislation

Secure Tenancies (Victims of Domestic Abuse) Bill

The bill aims to grant old-style secure tenancies to victims of domestic abuse.

The bill had its second reading, the debate on its key purpose and principles, on Tuesday 9 January.

Laser Misuse (Vehicles) Bill

The bill aims to create a new offence of shining or directing a laser beam towards a vehicle.

The bill had its second reading, the debate on its key purpose and principles, on Tuesday 9 January.

Data Protection Bill

The Data Protection Bill aims to update the UK’s data protection regime in accordance with new rules agreed at a European level and repeal and replace the Data Protection Act 1998, amongst other measures.

The bill continues report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, on Wednesday 10 January.

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill aims to create powers for the government to impose sanctions and allow financial, immigration, trade, aircraft and shipping sanctions to be imposed amongst other measures.

The bill begins report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, on Monday 15 January.

Lords committee news

House of Lords committees investigate broad, long-term issues and write reports on their findings.

Evidence sessions

New inquiries

The EU Justice Sub-Committee announced a new inquiry on Wednesday 6 December.

The deadline for written submissions is Friday 19 January 2018.

Debates

Members of the House of Lords put their expertise to good use in debates, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns. Debates in the week beginning 8 January include:

  • Industrial strategy, productivity and investment in skills and infrastructure - Tuesday 9 January
  • Performance of major UK housebuilders - Thursday 11 January
  • Role of social media as publishers - Thursday 11 January
  • Post-conflict strategy for protecting rights of religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq - Thursday 11 January

Further information

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