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What's on in the Lords 23-26 January

20 January 2023 (updated on 20 January 2023)

Baroness Chapman of Darlington speaks in the Lords chamber


Coming up this week in Lords questions, members press the government on trade union discussions, girls' education in Afghanistan, 'Levelling-Up' funding, and rape reporting and prosecution rates. 


Detailed checks begin of the Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill, the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill and the Financial Services and Markets Bill. Members will continue to debate and make changes to the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill at report stage.


Look out for debates on Thursday on the resilience of the armed forces, an independent review of net zero, and the life changes and educational prospects of vulnerable teenagers.

Read on for more.

Catch up


From 2.30pm


Members pressed the government for 40 minutes on:


Committee stage of the Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill began.


Members considered regulations on environmental targets and a motion to regret the regulations.

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


From 2.30pm


The House of Lords quizzed the government on:


Committee stage of the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill began.


The House debated a 'motion to regret' regulations on NHS dental services.


From 3pm


Members challenged the government on:


Report stage of the Genetic Technology (Precision Breeding) Bill began. 

In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, members began line by line check of the Financial Services and Markets Bill at committee stage.


Members considered regulations on the Health and Social Care Information Centre.


From 11am


Members pressed the government for 40 minutes on:


After questions, members debated three reports on:

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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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