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What’s on in the Lords 6 - 9 February

7 February 2023

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Members raise concerns in Lords questions on support for bereaved children in schools, access to cancer therapies, food banks for NHS staff, adding folic acid to flour and more.


In bills, members continue detailed check of the Financial Services and Markets Bill at committee stage and the Public Order Bill at report stage. 

Look out for the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill and the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill as Lords scrutiny begins. 


On Thursday, members will debate the situation in Ukraine, plus reports from the Science and Technology Committee and the National Plan for Sport and Recreation Committee.

Read on for more.

Catch up


From 2.30pm


Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock was granted a Private Notice Question on earthquake relief in Turkey


Members debated the key principles and purpose of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill at second reading.

From 3.45pm

In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, committee stage of the Financial Services and Markets Bill continued.


Members will debate the use of an MOU with Rwanda instead of a treaty on the transfer of asylum seekers.


From 2.30pm


Members pressed the government on:


The House continued its detailed check of the Public Order Bill at report stage.

Members also held second reading and remaining stages of the Northern Ireland Budget Bill. Members considered two motions to regret the bill.

The motion put forward by Lord Hain:

  • regrets the failure of political paties in Northern Ireland to form an executive
  • asks the government to introduce new rules for executive formation in order to withhold Assembly party funding, expenses and salaries from parties that are eligible to join a power-sharing executive but refuse to do so.

The motion in the name of Lord Dodds of Duncairn:

  • regrets that the bill is necessary due to the imposition of the Northern Ireland Protocol
  • states that the Protocol is incompatible with the Belfast Agreement, undemocratic and not voted for by an elected representative of Northern Ireland, gives effect to a customs border dividing the UK and damages Northern Ireland's consitutional position within the UK.


Members debated the consequences of famine in the Horn of Africa.


From 3pm


Members quizzed the government for 40 minutes on:


Members held the main debate of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill at second reading. 


From 11am


Members questioned the government on:


In the chamber, members debated the current situation in Ukraine ahead of the one year anniversary of the war.

From 1pm

In Grand Committee, members debated the following committee reports:

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