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Coming up in the Commons: 30 November - 4 December 2020
Wondering what's happening this week in the House of Commons? From bills to oral questions, our business highlights will keep you on top of everything coming up in the Chamber.
27 November 2020
Academics questioned on effects of the loss of grassroots sport due to Covid-19
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee considers the immediate impacts as well as potential long-term impact of Covid-19
27 November 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on access to and acceptance of cash during the Covid-19 outbreak
MPs to hold a general debate on access to and acceptance of cash during the covid-19 outbreak in Westminster Hall
27 November 2020
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on raising awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer in teenage and young adults
MPs to hold a general debate on raising awareness of signs and symptoms of cancer in teenage and young adults at Westminster Hall
27 November 2020
This week in the Commons: 23 - 27 November
This week in the Commons, the Prime Minister answered questions from MPs in PMQS. The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered a statement on the Spending Review 2020 and the Office for Budget Responsibility's latest economic and fiscal forecast.
27 November 2020
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Evidence session on reforming public transport after the pandemic
Committee to hold first evidence session as part of its inquiry Reforming public transport after the pandemic
27 November 2020
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Committee to hold session on the effect of home environment on white working-class educational achievement
Committee to hold its fourth evidence session as part of its inquiry into the educational outcomes of white working-class pupils
27 November 2020
The Joint Committee on Human Rights and Women and Equalities Committee endorse appointment of Baroness Falkner as Chair of EHRC
Report published on the appointment of the Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
27 November 2020
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“Sorry saga” of disused nuclear sites will cost generations of UK taxpayer
Committee publish their report The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's management of the Magnox contract
27 November 2020
MPs to debate a petition relating to funding for Transport for London
MPs to debate a petition relating to funding for Transport for London
26 November 2020
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The House of Commons Enquiry Service provides information on the work, history and membership of the House of Commons.

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