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Central Bank Digital Currencies inquiry launched by Lords Economic Affairs Committee
Economic Affairs Committee launches inquiry on Central Bank Digital Currencies
17 September 2021
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What's on in the Lords
Members question the government on Afghanistan, complete further examination of the Environment Bill and debate leadership training for government. Catch up
17 September 2021
Reforms required if Parliamentary scrutiny of treaties is to be effective, report finds
The International Agreements Committee publishes a new report on Working practices: one year on.
17 September 2021
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Net zero: Lords debates behaviour change
Members discuss Climate Change Committee's 'Reducing UK emissions' report and a public engagement strategy. Find out more
17 September 2021
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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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Finance Bill Sub-Committee investigates basis period reform and uncertain tax treatment
Finance Bill Sub-Committee launch call for evidence
16 September 2021
Lords votes on Environment Bill as report stage concludes
Members vote to make changes strengthening protections for ancient woodlands and important habitats. Find out more
16 September 2021
Lords debates Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
Members debated police powers, extraction of information from mobile phones, prison sentences for mothers and more. Catch up
15 September 2021
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Lords examines Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill at third reading
Lords completes final stage of scrutiny. Catch up
15 September 2021
Equality and Human Rights Commissions give evidence to Protocol Sub-Committee
The Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-committee takes evidence from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) and from the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) on Wednesday 15 September 2021 at 4.00pm
13 September 2021
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Lords debates private members’ bills at second reading
Members discuss proposed laws on employment rights for workers, state school assemblies and entry into the UK for refugee family members. Learn more
13 September 2021
Lords debates standards in public life
Members taking part included a former Home Secretary, a former Leader of the House of Commons and the chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life. Catch up
10 September 2021
Global South: Lords debates shortage of COVID-19 vaccines
Members discuss implications for global public health. Find out more
10 September 2021
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