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Central government news from UK Parliament.

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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
Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill awaits Royal Assent
Members discuss Commons reasons for disagreeing to Lords amendments on dissolution approval votes. Catch up
23 March 2022
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 1 March 2022
The Committee considered e-petitions and received responses from the government
02 March 2022
Michael Gove to face questions from committee of MPs on constitutional issues
Michael Gove answers questions on his remit as Levelling Up Secretary and Minister for Intergovernmental Relations
25 February 2022
Lords concludes examination of' Northern Ireland (Ministers, Elections and Petitions of Concern) Bill at third reading
House of Lords completes its examination of bill at third reading. Catch up
25 January 2022
Lords debates use of delegated powers
Increase in use of secondary legislation under spotlight. Catch up
07 January 2022
Three candidates progress to election for Chair of Home Affairs Committee
Three MPs have declared their interest in the role, triggering a ballot in the House of Commons on Wednesday 15 December 2021
14 December 2021
Lords debates freedom of speech
Members consider role of public, private and civil society sectors. Catch up
13 December 2021
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