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Four short debates in the Lords
Climate change targets, ethnicity and child poverty, neurological services and perpetrators of genocide are in the Lords spotlight. Find out more about Thursday debates in May
28 May 2021
Decisions of the Petitions Committee, 27 April 2021
The Committee has considered all e-petitions which had, before 22 April 2021, had reached over 10,000 signatures and received a Government response, e-petitions that had received a revised response, and public petitions. The Committee also considered a number of e-petitions with over 100,000 signatures that were awaiting debate.
17 May 2021
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Financial Services Bill completes passage through Parliament
Members discuss duty of care for financial service providers. Find out more
29 April 2021
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Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss Body Mass Index, alcohol harm, COVID-19-related evictions and biodiversity emergency
23 April 2021
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Children in poverty: Measurements and targets: Work and Pensions Committee to question academics and charities
Work and Pensions Committee hears from academics and charities
13 April 2021
Lords debates the Budget statement
Members debate the economy
15 March 2021
Universal Credit and survival sex: Work and Pensions Committee publishes Government response to previous committee report
The Work and Pensions Committee has published the Government response to the previous committee’s report on Universal Credit and survival sex
02 March 2021
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MPs to consider experiences of Universal Credit and welfare reform in Scotland
How have people in Scotland been affected by the roll-out of Universal Credit and welfare reforms?
15 January 2021
Children in poverty: Work and Pensions Committee launches inquiry
What steps could the Government take to reduce the numbers of children who grow up in poverty in the UK?
15 January 2021
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Social security in Scotland scrutinised
The Scottish Affairs Committee will hear from social security experts about the problems that people in Scotland face as they encounter the benefits system.
11 December 2020
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Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill completes passage through Parliament
Bill sent for Royal Assent
18 November 2020
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Substantial reform of Universal Credit needed to protect the most vulnerable
Lords Committee report calling for reform of Universal Credit published
31 July 2020
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Will Universal Credit change in light of Covid-19?
Economic Affairs Committee takes evidence on Universal Credit on Tuesday 2 June at 3.00pm
29 May 2020
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