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Legislative process news from UK Parliament.

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Two Lords reports published on the balance of power between Parliament and the Executive
Two hard-hitting reports on serious parliamentary deficiencies in the way we pass legislation published.
24 November 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 19 October 2021
On 19 October 2021 the Committee considered e-petitions which had received over 100,000 signatures. The Committee also considered e-petitions that had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response, and petitions that had received a revised response.
22 October 2021
Baroness Barker speaking in the House of Lords chamber
Lords debates enhancing quality of government
Members discuss training in core leadership skills for ministers and senior civil servants. Learn more
17 September 2021
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Procedure and Privileges Committee publishes Second Report
The report makes recommendations on sitting times of Grand Committees, timetabling of Thursday debates and legislative consent motions for Lords private members’ bills.
04 August 2021
What is the effectiveness and future of post-Brexit UK Common Frameworks?
The Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee today invites written contributions to its ongoing inquiry into the Common Frameworks programme.
23 July 2021
House of Lords Podcast: Lord Speaker and Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom
We speak to Lord McFall of Alcluith about his career and role as Lord Speaker, and Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom about wrongfully convicted subpostmasters
18 June 2021
Committee recommends further consideration of draft Online Safety Bill
The Communications and Digital Committee is concerned that pornography websites which do not allow users to share content are not covered by the government’s draft Online Safety Bill.
25 May 2021
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
Lords debates net zero emissions targets
Members debate case for integrated UK policy-making
22 April 2021
Common frameworks can strengthen the Union, says Lords Committee
The Common Frameworks Scrutiny Committee publishes its first report.
31 March 2021
European Statutory Instruments Committee publishes twenty-second report
Following the Committee's meeting on Tuesday 23 March, its twenty-second report of Session 2019-21 has been published.
26 March 2021
Lords debates Coronavirus Act powers one year on
Members debate the government's one-year report on the Coronavirus Act 2020 powers. Find out more
26 March 2021
Academics give evidence on territorial constitution inquiry
The Procedure Committee will take evidence from leading academics as part of the ongoing inquiry into the territorial constitution.
25 February 2021
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