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What's on

Friday 15 December 2017

House of Commons

House of Lords

Main Chamber

Time Business

Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL] - 2nd reading


Immigration Control (Gross Human Rights Abuses) Bill [HL] - 2nd reading


Local Government Elections (Referendum) Bill [HL] - 2nd reading

Grand Committee

No business announced for today

Select Committee

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