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What's on in the Lords 10-14 July

7 July 2023

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Questions

Coming up this week in Lords questions, members quiz the government on banning the export of live animals for slaughter, missing asylum seeking children, a global temperature rise and community health service waiting times.

Bills

Members will 'tidy up' the Illegal Migration Bill and make further changes to the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill and Online Safety Bill.

Committees

The Communications and Digital Committee continues its inquiry into Ofcom leadership and the International Relations and Defence Committee is exploring the UK's economic interests in the Arctic. Plus, artificial pesticides are in the spotlight as the Horticultural Sector Committee continue to examine the horticultural landscape.

Read on for more.

Friday

From 10am

Legislation

The House will debate the key principles of the following private members' bills at second reading:

  • Firearms Bill
  • Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Bill
  • Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees Bill
  • Pensions (Extension of Automatic Enrolment) (No.2) Bill.

Catch up

Monday

From 2.30pm

Questions

Members pressed the government on:

Legislation

Members 'tidy up' the Illegal Migration Bill at third reading. The Lords also examined and made changes to the Online Safety Bill at report stage.

From 3.45pm

In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, members examined the Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill at committee stage.

Motion to regret

Members debated a 'motion to regret' regulations regarding local nature recovery strategies. Put forward by Baroness Willis of Summertown, the motion regrets that the regulations and accompanying guidance give insufficient clarity of purpose and, combined with the approach taken by the government, will impact on the practical implementation of the guidance and the achievement of the government’s environmental targets.

Tuesday

From 2.30pm

Questions

Members quizzed the government on: 

Legislation

Report stage of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill began.

Wednesday

From 3pm

Questions

The House questioned the government on:

Private Notice Question

Members also pressed the government following an urgent question on the impact of interest rates

Urgent question

The House quizzed the government following an urgent question on rail ticket office closures.

Legislation

Members continued further scrutiny of the Online Safety Bill

Regulations

From 4.15pm

In Grand Committee, members considered regulations on:

Thursday

From 11am

Questions

The Lords questioned the government on:

Legislation

Members examined and made changes to the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill at report stage

From 1pm

In Grand Committee, members continued to examine the Lifelong Learning (Higher Education Fee Limits) Bill.

Motion to regret

The House debated a motion to regret primary dental service regulations. Put forward by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, the motion regrets the lack of an impact assessment and a full consultation exercise being undertaken in relation to the changes made through the National Health Service (Performers Lists) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2023 to the National Health Service (Performers Lists) (England) Regulations 2013, given the wide-ranging effect of those regulations on NHS primary care dentistry in England.

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Watch

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

Read

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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