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What's on in the Lords 12-14 February

9 February 2024

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Questions

This week members question the government on support for special education needs in schools, prohibiting 'nudify' apps, self-employed workers in the music industry, pupil absence rates, oversupply of petrochemicals impacting plastic recycling, and the investment plan for Network North. 

Questions to Foreign Secretary, Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton, are coming up on Tuesday. Topics cover reducing debt in the developing world, children in Gaza, AUKUS security partnership and recognising a Palestinian state.

Bills

The Lords begins detailed check and change of the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill from Monday, and continues line by line check of the Victims and Prisoners Bill on Tuesday.

Committees

Read on for more.

Catch up

Monday

From 2.30pm

Questions

The Lords pressed the government on:

Urgent question

Members also quizzed the government in an urgent question on the Royal Navy's aircraft carriers.

Legislation

The Lords began detailed check and change of the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill at committee stage.

Tuesday

From 2.30pm

Questions

Members questioned the government on:

Members also asked four questions to the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton, on: 

Legislation

Members continued to check and change the Victims and Prisoners Bill and considered regulations on the Windsor Framework.

Regulations

From 4.15pm

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

Wednesday

From 11am

Questions

The Lords questioned the government on:

Legislation

Members continued detailed check and change of the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill at committee stage.

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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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