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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Children and families

Children and families news from UK Parliament.

Total results 239 (page 6 of 16)
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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Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill completes passage through Parliament
Bill will become law following Royal Assent
29 April 2021
Three private members' bills await Royal Assent
Bills on substance testing in prisons, prohibiting the use of Botox on under 18s and sentencing for animal welfare offences complete final stage. Learn more
29 April 2021
Domestic Abuse Bill becomes law
During the course of its progress through the House of Lords, members successfully campaigned to make changes to the draft law
28 April 2021
Private members' bills complete passage through Parliament
Bills await Royal Assent
27 April 2021
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Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss Body Mass Index, alcohol harm, COVID-19-related evictions and biodiversity emergency
23 April 2021
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Committee asks what long-term support parents and families will need as result of pandemic
COVID-19 Committee takes evidence at 9.45am on Tuesday 27 April
21 April 2021
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Lords debates building an inclusive society after COVID-19
Members debate steps that national and local government will need to take to achieve an inclusive society in the UK. Find out more
15 April 2021
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Children in poverty: Measurements and targets: Work and Pensions Committee to question academics and charities
Work and Pensions Committee hears from academics and charities
13 April 2021
Maternity and parental leave campaigners nominated for Petition Campaign of the Year
The nominees for the inaugural Petition Campaign of the Year Award have been announced.
24 March 2021
Total results 239 (page 6 of 16)