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Committee examine Government’s work on LGBT issues with recently disbanded LGBT Advisory Panel
Women and Equalities Committee holds a one-off evidence session on The LGBT Advisory Panel
18 May 2021
Committee welcomes EU science cooperation
European Scrutiny Committee publishes documents considered by the Committee on 12 May 2021
18 May 2021
Lord Dunlop and Michael Gove questioned on the Dunlop Review
Four select committees hold a joint evidence session
18 May 2021
Speaker welcomes Kuwait Ambassador to first physical meeting
The Speaker of the House of Commons held his first face-to-face diplomatic meeting since the pandemic began with the longest-serving ambassador to the UK.
18 May 2021
Proposals to criminalise unauthorised encampments and strengthen police powers examined
Joint Committee on Human Rights explores legislative scrutiny of Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
18 May 2021
Committee to hold evidence session into the roll-out and safety of smart motorways
Committee to hold first evidence session into their inquiry on the rollout and safety of smart motorways
18 May 2021
COP 26 – BEIS Committee publishes Government response to scrutiny of conference preparations report
Committee publishes the Government’s response to the BEIS Committee’s interim report on Net Zero and COP26
17 May 2021
Committee examines impact of changes to Permitted Development Rights
Committee to hold the first session of its inquiry into Permitted Development Rights
17 May 2021
Ofwat announcement on new investment in environmental projects
Philip Dunne MP reacts to the Ofwat announcement that the water sector is set to invest £2.8 billion in environmental projects
17 May 2021
Petitions Committee members react to Government commitments in the Queen’s Speech
Members of the Petitions Committee react to proposals announced in the Queen’s Speech
17 May 2021
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