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Four short debates in the Lords
Climate change targets, ethnicity and child poverty, neurological services and perpetrators of genocide are in the Lords spotlight. Find out more about Thursday debates in May
28 May 2021
Lords debates Dormant Assets Bill
Members debate the distribution of financial assets to good causes. Catch up
27 May 2021
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Children in poverty: measurements and targets examined
The Work and Pensions Committee examines definitions and statistics, the underlying causes of child poverty and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic
25 May 2021
Petitions Committee announces evidence session on brain tumour and childhood cancer research
Committee to take evidence on brain tumour and childhood cancer research from campaigners, experts, and Government Ministers
25 May 2021
Former Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield OBE advising Lords committee
Former Children’s Commissioner for England Anne Longfield has been appointed specialist adviser to the Public Services Committee.
24 May 2021
Lords debates Queen's Speech
Members discuss foreign affairs and defence on the last of five days of debate on the Queen's Speech. Find out more
20 May 2021
Refocus ‘levelling up’ strategy and funds, peers tell government
Public Services Committee publishes its position paper on 'Levelling-up'
20 May 2021
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Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 18 May 2021
The Petitions Committee considered all e-petitions which had, before 13 May 2021, had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response. The Committee also considered a number of e-petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
19 May 2021
Proposals to criminalise unauthorised encampments and strengthen police powers examined
Joint Committee on Human Rights explores legislative scrutiny of Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
18 May 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 27 April 2021
The Committee has considered all e-petitions which had, before 22 April 2021, had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response, e-petitions that had received a revised response, and public petitions. The Committee also considered a number of e-petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
17 May 2021
Judges must consider interests of child when sentencing mother, urges Committee
The Joint Committee on Human Rights tables new clauses to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to protect right to family life of children when their mother is sentenced.
14 May 2021
Highlights from the 2019-21 session in the Lords
Read more about the House's work checking and revising legislation, debating key issues, and scrutinising the decisions and actions of the government.
07 May 2021
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Work and Pensions Committee to question local authorities and charities
Committee to question local authorities and charities
06 May 2021
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