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What's on in the Lords 28 March to 1 April

25 March 2022

Busy House of Lords chamber

Highlights of what’s coming up this week:

Questions

Look out for questions on preventing extremism in schools, NHS facilities returning to pre-pandemic levels, the UK speaking other languages, deaths in prison custody and more.

Bills

Line by line checks of the Elections Bill continue on Monday, plus members are expected to conclude further examination of the Building Safety Bill on Tuesday.

Debate

The House of Lords will debate the economy in light of the Spring Statement on Thursday.

Read on for more.

Thursday 31 March

From 11am

Questions

Members will question the government on:

Legislation

Members consider Commons amendments to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill as 'ping pong' continues.

The House will begin further examination (report stage) of the Judicial Review and Courts Bill.

Debate

From 1pm

In Grand Committee, members debate the economy in light of the Spring Statement.

Urgent question repeats

Members will quiz the government on two urgent questions made in the Commons on:

  • issuing visas to refugees from Ukraine
  • the Homes for Ukraine Scheme. 

Friday 1 April

From 10am

Legislation

Members ‘tidy up’ the following bills at at third reading:

The key debate of the following private members' bills will take place at second reading:

Catch up 

Monday 28 March

Questions

Members pressed the government on:

Private Notice Question 

The Lords questioned government on the number of applications for humanitarian visas received and provided to Ukrainian refugees, and how many refugees have entered the UK under the Homes for Ukraine scheme since it opened.

Legislation

The House examined two bills at committee stage:

Final checks (third reading) of the Subsidy Control Bill followed.

Later, members concluded line by line examination of the Elections Bill at committee stage.

Regulations

Away from the chamber in Grand Committee, members considered regulations on social security contributions.

Motion to regret

Put forward by Lord Lucas (Conservative), the House raised concerns in a 'motion to regret' on the Code of Practice for Private Parking on the grounds that the government has not made adequate provision for improving the legislation if problems emerge.

Tuesday 29 March

Legislation

The House began further examination of the Building Safety Bill at report stage.

Questions

Members questioned the government on:

Urgent question repeat

Members quizzed the government on the situation with P&O ferries

Legislation

Members examined the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill at committee stage.

The House continued report stage of the Building Safety Bill.

Statement 

Members questioned the government following a statement on the Schools White Paper

Wednesday 30 March

Questions

Members questioned the government on:

Legislation 

Members 'tidied up' the Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill at third reading.

The House completed all remaining stages of the National Insurance Contributions (Increase of Thresholds) Bill.

Statements 

Members question the government following three statements 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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Visit @UKHouseofLords on Twitter for highlights of each day’s work in the House.

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