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What's on in the Lords 19-22 February

16 February 2024

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Members quiz the government on replenishing conventional weapon stocks, the availability of NHS dentistry, race and faith-based hate crimes, the national minimum wage, and ensuring schools can support gender-questioning children.


The Lords continues check and change of the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill on Monday. From Tuesday, members debate the main purpose of the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill and the Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill.


Read on for more.

Catch up


From 2.30pm


The Lords questioned the government on:

Urgent question

Members also pressed the government in an urgent question on delays to compensation payments to Post Office staff.


Members 'tidied up' the Automated Vehicles Bill at third reading and continued check and change of the Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill at committee stage


From 3.45pm

Members consider regulations on: 


From 2.30pm


Members pressed the government on:


Members debated the key principles and purpose of the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill at second reading.


From 3pm


The Lords pressed the government on:


Members also quizzed the government following statements on economic recession, Post Office compensation, immigration rules and antisemitism


Members debated the key purpose of the Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill


From 11am


The House questioned the government on:


Members discussed:

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