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House of Lords chamber
Lords debates private members’ bills
Members discuss elderly social care, organ tourism and environment education. Catch up
19 July 2021
Committee announces evidence session on the impact of covid-19 on new parents
Committee to hear evidence from petition creators and expert witnesses on the impact of covid-19 on new parents
06 July 2021
Lords debates UK social care
Members discuss UK social care provision and the role of carers. Find out more
25 June 2021
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Concerns about long-term pandemic impact on infants raised by committee
Committee writes to Children and Families Minister about long-term impact of pandemic on infants
23 June 2021
Lords debates levelling up of opportunities for children
Members debate the education and health of children of the UK affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Catch up
18 June 2021
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
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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
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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
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
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Work and Pensions Committee to question local authorities and charities
Committee to question local authorities and charities
06 May 2021
Lords votes on Fire Safety Bill as stages conclude
Lords votes on Commons decisions on the fire safety costs amendment made in the House of Lords. Find out more
29 April 2021
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