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This section only shows news back to September 2018 (with the exception of some Committee news). To view news prior to this, please visit the news section of the UK Parliament web archive.

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Latest news from Parliament, the House of Commons, the House of Lords and Committees.

Latest news

The latest news from across UK Parliament.

'Myth' of 'common law marriage' leaves disadvantaged groups disproportionately at risk
Women and Equalities Committee calls for reforms to cohabitation law
04 August 2022
MPs question Government inaction on 'cruel' legislation targeting certain dog breeds
MPs question Government inaction on 'cruel' legislation targeting certain dog breeds
03 August 2022
Regulate non-surgical cosmetic procedures within a year to prevent exploitation, urge MPs
Health and Social Care Committee publishes report on the impact of body image on mental and physical health
02 August 2022
Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill call for evidence
The Joint Committee has issued a call for evidence and a survey for their inquiry into the draft Mental Health Bill
01 August 2022
Foreign Affairs Committee publishes Government response to Afghanistan report
Government responds to Committee's report 'Missing in action: UK leadership and the withdrawal from Afghanistan'
29 July 2022
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State of policing in England and Wales examined in new inquiry
Home Affairs Committee to examine what a modern police service should look like
29 July 2022
A creative future – inquiry launch
The Communications and Digital Committee is launching an inquiry into the future of the UK’s creative industries. The Committee invites written contributions by 2 September. 
28 July 2022
Where have all the workers gone? Economic Affairs Committee launches new inquiry
Economic Affairs Committee launches new inquiry on labour shortages
28 July 2022

Parliamentary news

The latest Parliamentary news grouped by type of Parliamentary business.

Commons news

Adult Social Care needs immediate funding injection and long-term plan, says Levelling Up Committee
Committee publishes report on Long-term funding of adult social care
04 August 2022
Act now to prepare our nation’s defences
Committee publishes its report “The Integrated Review, Defence in a Competitive Age and the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy”
28 July 2022
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Slow progress in improving support for women in prison
Justice Committee publishes report on women in prison
26 July 2022
Persistent understaffing of NHS a serious risk to patient safety, warn MPs
Health and Social Care Committee report on Workforce: recruitment, training, and retention in Health and Social Care published
25 July 2022
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Lords news

Unfocused UK science and technology strategy risks “science superpower” becoming an empty slogan
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee publishes it report “'Science and technology superpower': more than a slogan?"
04 August 2022
A creative future – inquiry launch
The Communications and Digital Committee is launching an inquiry into the future of the UK’s creative industries. The Committee invites written contributions by 2 September. 
28 July 2022
Where have all the workers gone? Economic Affairs Committee launches new inquiry
Economic Affairs Committee launches new inquiry on labour shortages
28 July 2022
UK and EU urged to reset dialogue on the Protocol to rebuild trust and damaged relationships
The Sub-Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland has published a follow-up report on the impact of the Protocol. The report finds that the Protocol is having a ‘feast or famine’ economic impact
27 July 2022
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Committee news

Adult Social Care needs immediate funding injection and long-term plan, says Levelling Up Committee
Committee publishes report on Long-term funding of adult social care
04 August 2022
Unfocused UK science and technology strategy risks “science superpower” becoming an empty slogan
The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee publishes it report “'Science and technology superpower': more than a slogan?"
04 August 2022
MPs question Government inaction on 'cruel' legislation targeting certain dog breeds
MPs question Government inaction on 'cruel' legislation targeting certain dog breeds
03 August 2022
A creative future – inquiry launch
The Communications and Digital Committee is launching an inquiry into the future of the UK’s creative industries. The Committee invites written contributions by 2 September. 
28 July 2022
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Bill news

Lords considers Seafarers' Wages Bill
Members consider the scope of the draft law and its enforcement in main Lords debate on bill. Catch up
21 July 2022
Lords debates Energy Bill at second reading
On the day the UK recorded its highest temperature, members discuss draft law to reform energy systems and meet UK climate targets. Catch up
20 July 2022
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Lords continues further scrutiny of Schools Bill at report stage
Members discuss making defibrillators available in schools and more as detailed examination continues. Catch up
19 July 2022
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Private members' bills in the Lords in the 2022-23 session
Follow the progress of private members' bills in the House of Lords during the 2022-23 session of Parliament
18 July 2022
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Regional news

The latest Parliamentary news across the different UK regions.

England

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House of Lords Podcast: protecting children and the Union
We speak to Baroness Kidron about her work protecting children online and to Baroness Taylor of Bolton and Lord Dunlop about strengthening the Union.
28 January 2022
Government should press ahead with devolution agenda, say MPs
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee publishes a report on the progress of devolution
01 October 2021
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How should England be governed? MPs hears from Metro Mayors and Councils
MPs hears from Metro Mayors Andy Burnham and Jamie Driscoll
05 July 2021
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Lords debates governance of UK Union
Members discuss Dunlop Review and intergovernmental relations. Learn more
02 July 2021
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Scotland

Half a million Scots could struggle to access their cash as banks speed up closures to dodge UK Government laws to protect services
Scottish Affairs Committee warns that access to cash in Scotland has been decimated in recent years
11 July 2022
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MPs to hold a debate on Select Committee Statement: Access to Cash in Scotland: Second Report
MPs to hold a debate on Select Committee Statement: Access to Cash in Scotland: Second Report
05 July 2022
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Culture change needed at the Ministry of Defence to ensure SMEs in Scotland receive a fair share of defence contracts
Scottish Affairs Committee publishes Defence in Scotland Report
24 June 2022
The Moses Room in the House of Lords where Grand Committee business is conducted
Short debates in the Lords
Members discuss delays at airports, calls for a UK-wide constitutional commission, tree health, costs in management of respiratory infections and access to health services for people with neurological conditions. Catch up
10 June 2022
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Northern Ireland

Lords concludes scrutiny of Identity and Language (Northern Ireland) Bill
Bill reaches final stage in the Lords. Catch up
14 July 2022
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Experts on international law questioned on Northern Ireland Protocol legality
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee examines Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol
24 June 2022
Minister for Europe and North America questioned on UK-EU relations
European Affairs Committee takes evidence from Minister of State for Europe and North America
17 June 2022
The Moses Room in the House of Lords where Grand Committee business is conducted
Short debates in the Lords
Members discuss delays at airports, calls for a UK-wide constitutional commission, tree health, costs in management of respiratory infections and access to health services for people with neurological conditions. Catch up
10 June 2022
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Wales

Beth yw dyfodol darlledu gwasanaeth cyhoeddus yng Nghymru wrth i’r cyhoedd droi at wasanaethau ffrydio? ASau’n lansio ymchwiliad newydd
Beth yw dyfodol darlledu gwasanaeth cyhoeddus yng Nghymru wrth i’r cyhoedd droi at wasanaethau ffrydio? ASau’n lansio ymchwiliad newydd
19 July 2022
What is the future for public service broadcasting in Wales as the public turns towards streaming services? MPs launch new inquiry
What is the future for public service broadcasting in Wales as the public turns towards streaming services? MPs launch new inquiry
19 July 2022
Cyn-Bennaeth Materion Twristiaeth VisitBritain ac academyddion yn rhoi tystiolaeth i ASau ar Gymru fel cyrchfan twristiaeth byd-eang
Former Head of Tourism Affairs at VisitBritain and academics to give evidence to MPs
15 July 2022
Former Head of Tourism Affairs at VisitBritain and academics to give evidence to MPs on Wales as a global tourist destination
Former Head of Tourism Affairs at VisitBritain and academics to give evidence to MPs
15 July 2022
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