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What’s on in the Lords 30 January – 3 February

27 January 2023

House of Lords chamber with members sat on the red benches during business


Members raise concerns in Lords questions on preventing drivers being dazzled by car headlights, protecting rivers and beaches from pollution, employment rights legislation and more.


In bills, the Public Order Bill returns for further examination at report stage on Monday and members continue line by line check of the Northern Ireland Troubles (Legacy and Reconciliation) Bill on Tuesday.

Look out for the main debate on the Online Safety Bill on Wednesday as Lords chamber scrutiny begins.

Read on for more.


From 11am


Members press the government on:


Following questions, members will debate the following committee reports:


From 10am


The House will examine and debate the following private members’ bills:

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Members quizzed the government for 40 minutes on:


Further examination (report stage) of the Public Order Bill took place.

In Grand Committee, members continued line by line check of the Financial Services and Markets Bill at committee stage.


The House considered a motion to approve and a motion to regret regulations for fine particle matter environmental targets.

In Grand Committee, members considered regulations on:



Members pressed the government on:


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

Urgent question repeat

Members pressed the government on the IMF Economic Outlook


The Lords discussed the probation service and a report from the Chief Inspector into Serious Further Offences following a statement from the government.


Members considered regulations on:



Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:


Later, members debated the key principles and purpose of the Online Safety Bill at second reading.

In Grand Committee, committee stage of the Financial Services and Markets Bill continued.

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Questions, debates and scrutiny of legislation are streamed live online for free. Watch chamber and Lords committee meetings on Parliament TV.


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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