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Environmental Audit Committee writes to PM on net zero announcements
The Environmental Audit Committee publishes a letter to the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, raising questions arising from the recent announcement on net zero measures
02 October 2023
Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman and Chair of the Commission for Local Administration in England: Report of pre-appointment hearing
The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC) Committee has today published a Report following its pre-appointment hearing with Amerdeep Somal, the Government’s preferred candidate for the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) and Chair of the Commission for Local Administration in England (CLAE)
28 September 2023
ESNZ Committee Chair writes to Secretary of State on Prime Minister’s net zero announcements
Energy Security and Net Zero Committee Chair Angus Brendan MacNeil MP has written to ESNZ Secretary Claire Coutinho with questions about the Government’s net zero policy following the announcements made by the Prime Minister last week
28 September 2023
Tackle school absence crisis with better mental health and SEND support and urgent legislation, says Education Committee
The Education Committee has proposed a range of measures to reverse the worrying trend of children’s absence from school
27 September 2023
Football governance: CMS Committee publishes Government response to report
Committee publishes the Government’s response to its report on football governance
26 September 2023
Action needed now to support vulnerable customers this winter, MPs say
Urgent action is needed from the Government, Ofgem and energy suppliers to help households facing an apparently inevitable new winter crisis, a cross-party committee of MPs says today
25 September 2023
UK Public Accounts Committee Network hosted in Westminster
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hosted representatives of financial scrutiny committees and national audit bodies from around the UK, Crown Dependencies and British Islands and Mediterranean Region at an event earlier this month
25 September 2023
Defence Sub-Committee reacts to “fundamentally wrong” MOD decision on Service accommodation
The Defence Sub-Committee on Service Accommodation has published a letter to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) reacting to the Department’s decision not to allow Service personnel to contribute to its inquiry.
22 September 2023
EFRA Committee launches inquiry into education and career opportunities in land-based sectors
From agricultural robotics and engineering to conservation and environmental advice, MPs will examine the wide range of career opportunities which exist in land-based sectors including and beyond farm-based jobs
22 September 2023
Draft Media Bill: CMS Committee amendments would ensure legislation is in best interests of audiences
Culture, Media and Sport Committee publishes its final report on the Draft Media Bill
22 September 2023
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