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What's on in the Lords 19-22 February

16 February 2024

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Questions

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.

Bills

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.

Committees

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Catch up

Monday

From 2.30pm

Questions

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.

Legislation

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

Regulations

From 3.45pm

Members consider regulations on: 

Tuesday

From 2.30pm

Questions

Members pressed the government on:

Legislation

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

Wednesday

From 3pm

Questions

The Lords pressed the government on:

Statements

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

Legislation

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

Thursday

From 11am

Questions

The House questioned the government on:

Debates

Members discussed:

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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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