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Dr Thérèse Coffey MP to appear before committee
Dr Thérèse Coffey MP to give evidence to the committee on her Department’s response to the coronavirus outbreak
25 September 2020
This Week in the Commons, 21–25 September 2020
Highlights from the Commons this week include the Prime Minister's update on the government's response to Covid-19 and the debate on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. 
25 September 2020
MPs to debate the support measures implemented by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport during the coronavirus pandemic
On Thursday 8th October MPs will hold a debate on the support measures implemented by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, during and after the coronavirus pandemic.
25 September 2020
MPs to debate planning reform and house building targets
On Thursday 8th October MPs will hold a debate on a substantive motion regarding planning reform and house building targets.
25 September 2020
Committee to take evidence on the human rights implications of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill
Committee to hear from witnesses about the potential human rights implications of this bill
25 September 2020
The ‘evolution of devolution’ – Committee launches inquiry into English devolution
Committee launches an inquiry into English devolution.
24 September 2020
Committee holds second session on its inquiry into air quality
Committee to hold its second oral evidence session as part of its inquiry into Air Quality.
24 September 2020
Chair Comments on the new measures announced today by the Chancellor of the Exchequer
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee Chair reacts to Chancellors announcement
24 September 2020
Committee launch new major inquiry on House of Commons procedure and the territorial constitution
Chair announces a major Procedure Committee inquiry
24 September 2020
Robust action by government needed now to prevent culture sector from collapse
New Covid-19 restrictions an opportunity to implement recommendations preparing events to return to capacity when safe to do so, amid calls for urgent action to enable DCMS sectors' recovery
24 September 2020
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