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State Opening of Parliament 2021
The Queen's Speech on Tuesday 11 May sets out the government’s agenda for the new parliamentary session. Find out more
11 May 2021
Oliver Dowden pressed on progress of online harms legislation
MPs will question the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in a wide-ranging hearing on pressing issues covered by the Department.
07 May 2021
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Treasury Committee launches ‘An Equal Recovery’ inquiry
The Treasury Committee is today launching a new inquiry called 'An Equal Recovery'.
29 April 2021
Vaccine effectiveness and risks explored in Committee session
The Science and Technology Committee is holding an evidence session on UK science, research and technology capability and influence in global disease outbreaks.
23 April 2021
Lords debates net zero emissions targets
Members debate case for integrated UK policy-making
22 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
Constitution Committee calls for evidence on revision of the Cabinet Manual
Constitution Committee publishes call for evidence on revision of the Cabinet Manual
25 March 2021
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Constitution Committee calls for evidence on the future governance of the United Kingdom
Constitution Committee launches call for evidence on the future governance of the United Kingdom
19 March 2021
Evidence session on work of Civil Service Commission
Ian Watmore, First Civil Service Commissioner, to be questioned by the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee
15 March 2021
EAC calls for Garment Trade Adjudicator
The introduction of a Garment Trade Adjudicator could help stamp out non-compliance with labour market regulation in the UK garment industry, the Environmental Audit Committee has said.
12 March 2021
Supplementary Estimate Day debates topics recommended
The Backbench Business Committee has proposed the topics for the Supplementary Estimates Day debates.
04 March 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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Chair urges Cabinet not to shy away from scrutiny
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee has criticised the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Michael Gove, for not doing more to ensure that policy decisions on covid-19 were open to scrutiny.
23 February 2021
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