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What's on in the Lords 7-10 May

3 May 2024

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This week members question the government on period poverty, legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, uptake of childhood immunisations and political deepfakes on social media.


Members check and change the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill and Media Bill, begin further examination of the Animal Welfare (Livestock Exports) Bill, and consider Commons amendments to the Automated Vehicles Bill in 'ping pong'.


The importance of skills for the success of the UK economy and inadmissible asylum cases are both on the agenda in Lords debates.


Read on for more.


From 10am


Members will debate the following private members' bills:

  • Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill
  • Alternative Investment Fund Designation Bill
  • Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill.
  • Pet Abduction Bill
  • Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill
  • Zoological Society of London (Leases) Bill
  • Commercial Organisations and Public Authorities Duty (Human Rights and Environment) Bill.

Catch up



Members continued to check and change the Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill at committee stage.

Orders and Regulations

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



Members made further changes to the Animal Welfare Bill, began detailed check of the Media Bill, and considered Commons amendments to the Automated Vehicles Bill in 'ping pong'. 


The Lords discussed the National Networks National Policy Statement in a 'motion to regret' put forward by Lord Berkeley.



Members debated:

In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, members also debated the Constitution Committee report on permanent secretaries and the Science and Technology Committee report on artificial light pollution.

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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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