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What's on in the Lords 5-9 February

2 February 2024

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This week the Lords questions the government on drone attacks in the Red Sea, rising temperatures, premature deaths from heart and circulatory conditions, resolving the conflict in Ukraine, and 'buy now, pay later' schemes.


Members continue detailed check and change of the Victims and Prisoners Bill and Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill on Monday. Plus, further changes to the Automated Vehicles Bill and a 'tidy up' of the Pedicabs (London) Bill on Tuesday.


The Economic Affairs Committee's report, 'Where have all the workers gone?' and the Communications and Digital Committee report, 'Digital exclusion' are in the spotlight in Lords debates.


  • The Industry and Regulators Committee hears form Claire Coutinho MP, Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, as part of its follow up inquiry into net zero.
  • The International Agreements Committee hears from Richard Knox, Financial Services Director at HM Treasury, as it looks into the UK-Swiss financial services agreement.

Read on for more.

Catch up


From 2.30pm


Members questioned the government on:


Members also quizzed the government following statements on Afghan relocation and the Red Sea.


The House continued line by line examination of the Victims and Prisoners Bill at committee stage.

From 3.45pm

In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, members continued their check and change of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill.


From 2.30pm


The House pressed the government on:


Members completed final checks of the Pedicabs (London) Bill followed by further examination of the Automated Vehicles Bill


Members considered a motion to regret the draft Electoral Commission Strategy and Policy Statement, put forward by Lord Khan of Burnley. Members voted 175 for and 159 against so the motion was agreed to. The motion doesn't stop or amend the legislation but gives members the opportunity to put on record their concerns.

From 3.45pm

In Grand Committee, members considered regulations on: 


From 3pm


The Lords quizzed the government on:


Members also pressed the government following a statement on NHS dentistry


Members continued line by line check of the Victims and Prisoners Bill.

From 4.15pm

In Grand Committee, members continued detailed check of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill.


From 11am


The Lords pressed the government on:


The Lords debated:


From 10am


Members held the main debate on the following private members' bills:

  • Conversion Therapy Prohibition (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Bill
  • Succession to Peerages and Baronetcies Bill.

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