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April 2020

Read all UK Parliament news for April 2020.

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Impact of Covid-19 (coronavirus) on homelessness and the private rented sector inquiry launched
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee launch new inquiry
17 April 2020
DCMS Secretary of State Oliver Dowden faces questioning by MPs on COVID-19 impact
Questions will focus on COVID-19's impact on sport and cultural organisations, public service broadcasters, and disinformation about COVID-19
17 April 2020
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Temporary changes to Lords business
Some proceedings held virtually
17 April 2020
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Ageing prison population inquiry relaunched
Justice Committee relaunches inquiry into older prisoners as over-50s more than double in 20 years
17 April 2020
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Committee examines the ageing prison population
Justice Committee hold an online live broadcast meeting on the ageing prison population
17 April 2020
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House of Commons Commission decisions – 16 April 2020
Decisions from meeting held via Skype on Thursday 16 April 2020
17 April 2020
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Home Office preparedness for COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Policing report published
Home Affairs Committee says overall police response to COVID-19 has been proportionate and effective
17 April 2020
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Procedure Committee issues guidance on virtual proceedings
Procedure Committee issues guidance on virtual proceedings
16 April 2020
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Defence Committee welcomes delay to Integrated Review and announces new inquiry into coronavirus
Pause comes amid Government focus on coronavirus
16 April 2020
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Minister questioned on next steps for HS2
Transport Committee examines how the Government and HS2 Ltd plan to deliver the project on time
16 April 2020
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Chair comments on ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds delay
Environment Audit Committee Chair comments on delaying the ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds due to coronavirus
16 April 2020
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Chair welcomes urgent action to tackle misinformation about COVID-19
Ofcom prioritising complaints and investigations in effort to stop coronavirus misinformation
16 April 2020
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House of Commons takes historic first step towards virtual proceedings
House of Commons Commission has agreed virtual plans
16 April 2020
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Minister questioned on impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on education
The Committee's inquiry is examining both the short term and longer-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and scrutinising how the Department for Education is dealing with the situation
16 April 2020
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Social distancing measures in the UK examined
Science and Technology Committee explores UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks
15 April 2020
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