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What's on in the Lords 5-9 December

2 December 2022

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Highlights of what’s coming up this week:


Look out for questions on waiting times for children’s mental health services, employment policy, cross-government cost-cutting, and the Scottish government policy paper 'Building a New Scotland: a stronger economy with independence'.


Members will debate plans to improve rail services in the North of England, the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, and the Independent Cultural Review of the London Fire Brigade.

Read on for more.

Wednesday 7 December

From 3pm


Members will question the government for 40 minutes on:


Members of the House of Lords will have a further opportunity to examine and make changes to the Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill at report stage.

Thursday 8 December

From 11am


Members will question the government for 40 minutes on:


Members will debate the following topics:

Short debate

The House will debate the Independent Cultural Review of the London Fire Brigade.

Friday 9 December

From 10am


The House of Lords will debate asylum and refugee policy.

Catch up

Monday 5 December


Members quizzed the government for 40 minutes on:

Private notice question 

Members pressed the government on guidance to doctors and parents in light of the increase in Strep A, iGAS and Scarlet Fever cases.


Members examined the Healthy Homes Bill at committee stage, and debated the key principles of the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation, etc) Bill at second reading and all remaining stages.

Short Debate

The Hosue discussed plans to improve rail services in the North of England.


In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, members considered regulations relating to the following topics:

Tuesday 6 December


Members questioned the government on:


Members questioned the government following a statement on prison capacity.


The House of Lords had its first chance to debate the key purpose of the National Security Bill at second reading.


Members considered food promotion regulations with a motion to regret.

In Grand Committee, members debated regulations relating to the following:

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