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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
MPs to assess Coronavirus powers renewal procedures in new probe
The inquiry examines the renewal and extension processes of the Coronavirus Act.
09 December 2021
Chair nominations open for Home Affairs Committee
Nominations open for the role open following Yvette Cooper MP's appointment to the Shadow Cabinet.
07 December 2021
Lords Committee calls for empowered leaders and improved finances to regenerate our towns and cities
COVID-19 Committee publish report on the recovery of our towns and cities.
07 December 2021
Timetable for election of Chair of Home Affairs Committee announced
The speaker has announced an election following the resignation of the previous Chair, Rt Hon. Yvette Cooper MP
01 December 2021
Dominic Raab to face Justice Committee for first time as Lord Chancellor
Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor Dominic Raab to make his first appearance before MPs on the Justice Committee
25 November 2021
Nadine Dorries faces DCMS Committee for first time as Culture Secretary
DCMS Committee examines the Secretary of State, Nadine Dorries
19 November 2021
Welsh Secretary to appear before Welsh Affairs Committee
Secretary of State for Wales, Simon Hart MP answers questions on work of the UK Government in Wales
21 October 2021
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