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Children in poverty: No recourse to public funds - Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session
Committee to hold the first oral evidence session on the experiences of children whose families have no access to welfare benefits
19 October 2021
Lords debates social care
Members debate the challenges following the pandemic, the effects of the Health and Social Care Levy and and the government's social care plans. Catch up
15 October 2021
New inquiry: The right to family life: adoption of children of unmarried women 1949-1976
The Joint Committee on Human Rights launches a new inquiry
23 September 2021
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Rights of cohabiting partners examined by Women and Equalities Committee
Leading legal academics will give evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee
17 September 2021
Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty to give evidence to Education Committee on Covid vaccination of children
Professor Chris Whitty is to face questions from the Education Committee on the possible inclusion of children in the Government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme
13 September 2021
MPs to debate petition relating to funding and affordability of childcare
MPs to debate petition relating to funding and affordability of childcare
08 September 2021
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Get joined-up to support vulnerable children and Family Hubs, Lords urge
A letter from the committee calls for ministers to get joined-up to support family services and tackle a lack of coordination of children’s policy nationally and locally.
10 August 2021
Joint Committee on Human Rights calls for written submissions on the draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021
Committee calls for written submissions on the draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021
22 July 2021
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Four short debates in the Lords
Members debate student exchange, cadet forces, human rights and elections in Belarus. Catch up
22 July 2021
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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
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