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What’s on in the Lords 25-28 October

22 October 2021 (updated on 22 October 2021)

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Discover the latest questions, debates and scrutiny of bills in the House of Lords.

Catch up

Monday 25 October

Questions

Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:

Legislation

The House of Lords continued line by line examination of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill as committee stage continued.

In Grand Committee, members debated the Critical Benchmarks (References and Administrators’ Liability) Bill at committee stage.

Debate

Members debated the introduction of mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting.

Tuesday 26 October

Questions

Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:

Legislation

Members ‘tidied up’ the Telecommunications (Security) Bill at third reading.

The Environment Billreturned to the House of Lords for consideration of Commons amendments in ‘ping pong’. 

The House of Lords continued line by line examination of the Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill at committee stage.

Debate

In Grand Committee, members debated coronavirus self isolation regulations. 

Wednesday 27 October

Questions

Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:

Legislation

The House of Lords continued line by line examination of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

In Grand Committee, members will begin detailed examination of the Armed Forces Bill as committee stage starts.

Debates

Members debated the overseas aid budget.

Thursday 28 October

Questions

Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:

Debates

Members debated:

 In Grand Committee, there were four short debates on:

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Watch

Questions, debates and scrutiny of legislation is streamed live online for free. Watch chamber and Lords committee meetings on Parliament TV.

Read

All business in the House of Lords chamber and in Grand Committee is transcribed and available to read from around three hours after it happens. Read it free online in Lords Hansard.

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Image: Copyright House of Lords 2021 / photography by Roger Harris