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Comment: Government consultation on 27 new designated swimming spots across England
Environmental Audit Committee Chair, Rt Hon Philip Dunne MP reacts to news that the Government is consulting on 27 new designated swimming spots across England
26 February 2024
Coming up in the Commons 26 February – 1 March
Find out what's coming up in the House of Commons 26 February - 1 March
23 February 2024
Government encouraged to engage fully with EAC recommendations for boosting financial sector’s role in achieving net zero
The Government has confirmed that it will not introduce quarterly reporting on how it is meeting net zero targets when it rolls out new oil and gas licences in the North Sea
23 February 2024
Procedure Committee visits Canada as part of territorial constitution inquiry
The House of Commons Procedure Committee visited Canada as part of its ongoing inquiry into the procedure of the House of Commons and the territorial constitution.
22 February 2024
Ensure water companies clean up their act before bills rise, says Committee
Sir Robert Goodwill, has today written to Ofwat Chief Executive David Black to respond to the publication of its Forward Programme 2024-2025
21 February 2024
Foreign Secretary writes to FAC on the planned Israeli offensive in Rafah and UK arms exports to Israel
The Foreign Affairs Committee publishes two letters from the Foreign Secretary David Cameron to Chair Alicia Kearns MP
21 February 2024
Financial risk checks for gambling to be debated by MPs
On Monday 26 February, MPs will debate a petition relating to financial risk checks for gambling
21 February 2024
Coming up in the Commons 19-23 February
Find out what's coming up in the House of Commons 19-23 February
16 February 2024
Llywodraethwyr pum carchar Cymru i ymddangos gerbron Aelodau Seneddol
The Governors of Wales’ five prisons will appear before the Welsh Affairs Committee as MPs continue evidence gathering on ‘Prisons in Wales’
16 February 2024
Governors of Wales’ five prisons to appear before MPs
The Governors of Wales’ five prisons will appear before the Welsh Affairs Committee as MPs continue evidence gathering on ‘Prisons in Wales’
16 February 2024
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