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What's on in the Lords 18-21 September

15 September 2023

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This week members quiz the government on preventing the spread of infections on migrant barges, manufacturing of semiconductors in the UK, a reduction of applications to nursing courses in England, train station ticket office closures and net zero challenges for British farmers.


Members will consider Commons changes to the Online Safety Bill and continue to examine the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill and the Non-Domestic Rating Bill.


Look out for debates on the Justice and Home Affairs Committee report, 'All families matter', the European Affairs Committee report, 'The future UK-EU Relationship' and the Public Services Committee report, 'A response to the Children’s Social Care Implementation Strategy'. The House will also have a general debate on the situation in Ukraine.


The Communications and Digital Committee continues its inquiry into large language models plus the Environment and Climate Change Committee continues to investigate electric vehicles.

Read on for more.


From 3pm


Members quiz the government on:


Members will debate:


From 11am


Members will press the government on:


Members will complete final checks of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill.


Members will debate the situation in Ukraine.

Catch up


From 2.30pm


Members questioned the government on:


Members considered the following private members' bills at third reading: 

  • Pensions (Extension of Automatic Enrolment) (No. 2) Bill
  • Animals (Low-Welfare Activities Abroad) Bill
  • Workers (Predictable Terms and Conditions) Bill
  • Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Bill
  • Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees Bill
  • Firearms Bill

The House also concluded its further examination of the Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill at report stage.


From 2.30pm


Members quizzed the government on:


Members considered Commons changes to the Online Safety Bill and continued further scrutiny of the Non-Domestic Rating Bill.


Members also quizzed the government following statements on the floods in Libya, RAAC in schools, West Coast Main Line, HS2, Tata Steel, Post Office compensation and Afghan resettlement.


From 3.45pm

In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, members debated regulations on:

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