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What's on in the Lords 28 November - 2 December

25 November 2022 (updated on 25 November 2022)

Baroness Penn speaks in the House of Lords chamber

Highlights of what’s coming up this week:


Look out for questions on the Lammy Review, rape prosecutions and support for victims, improving the education system, legal recognition for humanist marriages, the report on the UEFA Euro 2020 Final and NHS dental contracts.


Members will debate the Autumn Statement, the BBC World Service and the impact of cuts, and the war in Ukraine and threatened use of nuclear weapons.

Read on for more.

Friday 2 December

From 10am


The House will have its first opportunity to debate the key principles of the following bills at second reading:            

Members will also examine the Front-loaded Child Benefit Bill at committee stage.

Catch up 

Monday 28 November


Members quizzed the government for 40 minutes on:


Members examined and made changes to the Procurement Bill at report stage.


In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, members will debated the following committee reports:

Tuesday 29 November


Members questioned the government on:


The House questioned a government statement on Manston.

Urgent question repeat 

Members raised concerns about the Independent Cultural Review of London Fire Brigade.


Members considered regulations relating to:


The Lords debated the Autumn Statement.

Wednesday 30 November


Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:


Members 'tidy up' the Ballot Secrecy Bill at third reading

The House will continue to examine and make changes to the Procurement Bill at report stage.

Urgent question repeats

Members quizzed the government on:


In Grand Committee, members will debate regulations relating to the following topics:

Thursday 1 December


Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:

Private notice question 

Members pressed the government on the UK's contribuation to eliminating HIV/AIDS in an urgent question from Lord Fowler, granted by the Lord Speaker.

Urgent question repeat

The Lords raised concerns over anti-lockdown protests in Shanghai.


Members questioned the government following a statement on rail cancellations and service levels


The House of Lords debated the following topics:

Short Debate

Members debated tackling crime and misconduct within the Metropolitan Police.

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