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House of Lords returns

15 October 2021

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The House of Lords returned to check and challenge the work of government on Monday 11 October. Catch up on what happened.

Monday 11 October


Members questioned the government on:


Members debated the Health and Social Care Levy Bill (second reading).

Detailed examination (committee stage) of the Public Service Pensions and Judicial Offices Bill started in Grand Committee

Tuesday 12 October


Members questioned the government on:

In a Private Notice Question, members also quizzed the government on the rising cost of living because of the Universal Credit uplift end and increasing energy prices.


Further examination (report stage) of the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill started. 

Members debated a motion to regret the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Criminal Conduct Authorisations) (Amendment) Order 2021.

Wednesday 13 October


Members questioned the government:

In a Private Notice Question, members quizzed Cabinet Office Minister Lord Frost on the Northern Ireland Protocol.


Final 'tidy up' (third reading) of the Environment Bill

Second reading debates on the Social Security (Uprating of Benefits) Bill and Critical Benchmarks (References and Administrators' Liability) Bill are took place. 


Two debates took place in Grand Committee on House of Lords committee reports:

Thursday 14 October


Members will question the government for 40 minutes on:


Debates will take place on:

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