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DCMS Committee approves appointment of Richard Sharp as next BBC Chair
MPs confirm the appointment of Richard Sharp as the new Chair of the BBC Board
15 January 2021
Coming up in the Commons: 18-22 January
Wondering what's happening next week in the House of Commons? From bills to oral questions, our business highlights will keep you on top of everything coming up in the Chamber.
15 January 2021
Mel Stride comments on Supreme Court ruling on business interruption insurance
Comments come in response to Supreme Court judgement in the Financial Conduct Authority's business interruption insurance test case
15 January 2021
BEIS Secretary of State and COP 26 President to appear before Committee
BEIS Secretary of State Kwasi Kwarteng and Alok Sharma, COP 26 President to appear before Committee
15 January 2021
Transport experts and officials to be questioned on reforming public transport after the pandemic
MPs to examine lessons from other governments and transport authorities on their responses to the covid-19 pandemic
14 January 2021
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Committee approves appointment of Antony Jenkins and John Taylor to Prudential Regulation Committee
The Treasury Committee publishes two reports on the appointments of Antony Jenkins and John Taylor to the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Committee
14 January 2021
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MPs call in top record labels Sony, Warner and Universal in music streaming inquiry
Committee to question major record labels as part of inquiry into the economics of music streaming
14 January 2021
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Decisions of the Committee 12 Januuary 2021
Petitions Committee considered all e-petitions
14 January 2021
Chair and Chief Executive of the Environment Agency questioned
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee considers issues including the impact of covid-19 on the Agency's work and the UK's green recovery
14 January 2021
Ex war crimes lawyer is Government choice for Prosecution Service job
The Justice Committee questions the government’s preferred candidate for the post of Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service
13 January 2021
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