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Committee to hold evidence session on MHCLG Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
Questions will examine departmental spending in the last financial year, including Help to Buy and cladding remediation
16 April 2021
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Arts Council England to face MPs’ questions on distribution of support funding during pandemic
Committee to take evidence from Arts Council England
16 April 2021
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Education Committee to question Dame Sally Coates in inquiry’s first oral evidence session
Committee to question Dame Sally Coates
16 April 2021
Coming Up in the Commons: 19-23 April
We’ve put together a list of highlights coming up this week in the House of Commons Chamber.
16 April 2021
MPs to debate petition relating to Black maternal healthcare and mortality
MPs to debate a petition relating to Black maternal healthcare and mortality
15 April 2021
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Experts questioned on procedure and devolution on territorial constitution
The Procedure Committee examines the procedure of the House of Commons and the territorial constitution
15 April 2021
Conflict Armament Research questioned on UK arms exports in 2019
Committees on Arms Export Controls explores the UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2019
15 April 2021
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Committee’s remit expanded to sift statutory instruments laid under the EU Future Relationship Act 2020
On 17 March 2021, the European Statutory Instruments Committee’s temporary standing order was amended
15 April 2021
Moving animals across borders examined
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee explores the movement of agricultural animals
15 April 2021
MPs to debate petition relating to trespass
MPs to debate a petition relating to trespass
14 April 2021
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