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What's on in the Lords 9-12 January

6 January 2023

Members speaking in the House of Lords chamber


Members questioned the government on the need for foodbanks, a Public Service Ombudsman for England, the accessibility of financial services, and housing in the private rental sector.


The House of Lords debated committee report 'Government by Diktat: a call to return power to Parliament', the outcome of the annual Biodiversity Conference COP15, and mortality rates for men and women.

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Catch up 

Monday 9 January


Members quizzed the government for 40 minutes on:


Members debated the Trade (Australia and New Zealand) Bill at second reading.


In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, members considered regulations relating to the following topics:

Tuesday 10 January


Members questioned the government on:


Members questioned a government statement on NHS winter pressures


Members considered regulations relating to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 with a motion to approve and a motion to regret.


The House debated the main principles and purpose of the Financial Services and Markets Bill at second reading.

Wednesday 11 January


Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:


The Lords continued to scrutinise the National Security Bill at committee stage.

Urgent question repeat

The House quizzed the government on the challenges faced by Channel 4


Members questioned the government following a statement on industrial action


The House considered the NHS pension scheme regulations with a motion to regret regarding staff retention.

Thursday 12 January


Members questioned the government for 40 minutes on:


Members will debate the following committee reports:

Short Debates

In Grand Committee, the House will debate the following topics:

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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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