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MPs urge Government to assess risks of phasing out farm payments
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee publish Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition report
28 October 2021
Speaker and Sri Lankan minister share vision for Commonwealth future
Reviving the Commonwealth to meet the needs of a modern world, was a central topic of discussion during a visit by Sri Lanka’s foreign minister to the Speaker of the House of Commons
27 October 2021
Devolved administrations to be represented in UK Shared Prosperity Fund governance structure
Scottish Affairs Committee publish Government response to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Scotland report
27 October 2021
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NI Executive and local authorities questioned on progress of racial equality policies
Committee to question NI local authorities in the fourth hearing looking into minority ethnic and migrant experiences
26 October 2021
MPs release latest analysis on EU laws potentially impacting the UK
European Scrutiny Committee publishes documents considered by the Committee on 20 October 2021
26 October 2021
Committee on Standards publish report on the conduct of Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP
Committee on Standards Third Report of Session 2021-22: Mr Owen Paterson
26 October 2021
Covid-19 transmission, vaccines, and UK’s winter preparedness: MPs to hear from scientific experts
MPs to hear from scientific experts as it explores routes of coronavirus transmission, developments with vaccines, and the UK’s position approaching winter 2021/22.
25 October 2021
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FoI Clearing House Inquiry first public hearings
Committee to begin taking oral evidence for its Freedom of Information (FoI) Clearing House Inquiry
25 October 2021
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MPs to debate recommended reforms to the Coroner Service
Committee’s report on the Coroner Service to be debated by MPs in a Westminster Hall debate
25 October 2021
Government not sufficiently grappling skills gap needed for net zero
Committee publishes their report on Green Jobs
25 October 2021
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