What's on in the Lords 28 March to 1 April
25 March 2022
Highlights of what’s coming up this week:
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.
The House of Lords will debate the economy in light of the Spring Statement on Thursday.
Read on for more.
Thursday 31 March
Members will question the government on:
- support for businesses to increase exports
- replacing the Behaviour Change for Net Zero working group
- using messaging services on personal devices for official government business
- permitting the sale of Chelsea Football Club.
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.
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
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:
- Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill
- Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Bill
Monday 28 March
Members pressed the government on:
- NHS gambling treatment services
- police cuts
- preventing extremism in schools in England
- implementing the coal, methane, forests and finance ‘side deals’ from COP26.
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.
The House examined two bills at committee stage:
Later, members concluded line by line examination of the Elections Bill at committee stage.
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
Members questioned the government on:
- NHS facilities returning to pre-pandemic levels
- the economic value of the UK speaking other languages
- teaching creative subjects in schools
- offshore companies holding properties in the UK.
Urgent question repeat
Members quizzed the government on the situation with P&O ferries.
Members examined the Motor Vehicles (Compulsory Insurance) Bill at committee stage.
The House continued report stage of the Building Safety Bill.
Members questioned the government following a statement on the Schools White Paper.
Wednesday 30 March
Members questioned the government on:
- deaths in prison custody
- building 300,000 homes a year
- British Museum: returning the 11 sacred altar tablets to Ethiopia
- reproductive health services in Northern Ireland.
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.
Members question the government following three statements on:
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