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What's on in the Lords 10-13 January

13 January 2022

Baroness Barker speaking in the House of Lords chamber

This week in the House of Lords:

Read on for more highlights in the House of Lords from 10-13 January.

Catch up

Monday 10 January

Questions

Members questioned the government on:

Debate

Members debated the Procedure and Privileges Committee Report ‘Debates before second reading in Grand Committee; Update on pass-reader voting; Leave of absence’.

Legislation

The House 'tidied up' two bills at third reading:

Detailed checks (report stage) of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill also took place.

Away from the chamber in Grand Committee, the Lords began line by line examination of the National Insurance Contributions Bill at committee stage.

Tuesday 11 January

Questions

Members questioned the government on:

Legislation

Members began to examine the Health and Care Bill at committee stage.

Debate

The House debated government plans to support the British farming industry. Members discussed ongoing labour shortages, and increased competition from the Australian and New Zealand markets. Lord Redesdale (Liberal Democrat), put forward the debate. Lord Benyon (Conservative), Minister for Rural Affairs, access to nature and Biosecurity, responded on behalf of the government.

Members speaking included:

Read a Lords hansard transcript of the debate.

Find out more in this House of Lords Library briefing.

Wednesday 12 January

Questions

Members questioned the government on:

Legislation

Members further examined the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill at report stage.

Thursday 13 January

Questions

Members questioned the government on:

Legislation

The Lords continued detailed checks of the Health and Care Bill at committee stage.

Motion to regret

Members debated a motion to regret put forward by Baroness Meacher (Crossbench), on goods fees regulations

Regulations

Away from the chamber in Grand Committee, members considered regulations on:

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