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New inquiry: Long-term funding of adult social care
Committee launches a new inquiry to investigate how covid-19 has impacted the adult social care sector and its long-term funding needs following the pandemic
04 March 2021
Universal Credit and survival sex: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to previous committee report
The Work and Pensions Committee has published the Government response to the previous committee’s report on Universal Credit and survival sex
02 March 2021
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Children in poverty: Measurements and targets: Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session
Committee to hold its first oral evidence session in the inquiry into children in poverty
26 February 2021
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Lords examines Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill
Government accepts amendment on use of 'mother or expectant mother' in the bill
26 February 2021
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 23 February 2021
The Petitions Committee considered all e-petitions which had reached over 10,000 signatures and a Government response, petitions with over 100,000 signatures and petitions that were relevant to already scheduled debates.
23 February 2021
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Children in care homes: Education Committee to launch new inquiry
Committee launch new inquiry on Children in care homes
18 February 2021
New inquiry: What role could ‘community energy’ play in decarbonising energy and heat?
Community Energy is the latest topic the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will investigate within the workstream considering technological innovation and climate change.
18 February 2021
LGBT History Month: Lords members and work
Learn about LGBT+ members, their experiences and speaking up for LGBT issues
15 February 2021
House of Lords Podcast: LGBT+ History Month and healthy ageing
Lord Cashman joins the podcast to talk It's a Sin, co-founding Stonewall with colleagues including Sir Ian McKellen, and fighting for equality as a member of the Lords. Lord Patel discusses how we can improve healthy ageing through science.
10 February 2021
Government must assess equality impact of every policy
The Women and Equalities Committee has published its report on coronavirus and the gendered economic impact.
09 February 2021
Welfare in Scotland: Committee to question Social service providers on accessing social security and experience of poverty
Questions will focus on poverty reduction measures, the £20 uplift in Universal Credit and joint UK-Scotland working on social security
08 February 2021
Ministers pressed on rights of those in care homes, hospitals and prisons
The Joint Committee on Human Rights have written to Matt Hancock and Lucy Frazer on the impact of long lockdown to those in care homes, hospitals and prisons.
03 February 2021
Minister questioned on the impact of Covid-19 on homelessness and the private rented sector
The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee examines the impact of Government policies 
26 January 2021
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