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Private members' bills in the Lords in the 2022-23 session
Follow the progress of private members' bills in the House of Lords during the 2022-23 session of Parliament
18 July 2022
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Lords continues line by line scrutiny of Procurement Bill
Members discuss a central digital procurement platform and SMEs. Catch up
15 July 2022
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Government must prioritise common frameworks to maintain effectiveness of the Union, says Lords committee
Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee publishes its report Common frameworks: an unfulfilled opportunity?
15 July 2022
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Chair-designate of Environment Agency quizzed by MPs
EFRA Committee to hold pre-appointment hearing with preferred candidate for Chair of the Environment Agency
30 June 2022
Lords debates standards of behaviour and honesty in political life
Members discuss the impact on the democratic process from a reduction in standards in political life. Catch up
24 June 2022
Lords debates the location of both Houses of Parliament
Members discuss the case for both Houses of Parliament to continue to be co-located in the same city. Catch up
17 June 2022
Lords debates Queen's Speech
Lords debates content of the Queen's Speech following the State Opening of Parliament. Catch up
19 May 2022
The Prince of Wales reads the Queen's Speech in the House of Lords
State Opening of Parliament 2022
The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen's Speech sets out the government’s agenda for the 2022-23 session, outlining proposed policies and legislation. Find out more
10 May 2022
Committee on Standards calls for new package of reforms to regulate APPGs and safeguard Parliament
The detailed report comes following a long-running investigation into the activities of APPGs and their governance.
03 May 2022
Elections Bill completes passage through Parliament
Bill becomes an Act of Parliament. Catch up
28 April 2022
Prospective boss of Ofwat to be quizzed by MPs
The prospective new Chair of Ofwat, Iain Coucher, will appear before the House of Commons Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.
14 April 2022
Government responds to Committee’s report on digital regulation
The Government agrees with the Communications and Digital Committee that more joined up working is needed between various agencies when it comes to regulating the digital space.
28 March 2022
Lords debates five private members’ bills
Members discuss pensions, British Sign Language, game birds, glue traps and approved premises for substance testing. Catch up
28 March 2022
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