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MPs to debate petition relating to Black maternal healthcare and mortality
MPs to debate a petition relating to Black maternal healthcare and mortality
15 April 2021
Experts questioned on procedure and devolution on territorial constitution
The Procedure Committee examines the procedure of the House of Commons and the territorial constitution
15 April 2021
Conflict Armament Research questioned on UK arms exports in 2019
Committees on Arms Export Controls explores the UK Strategic Export Controls Annual Report 2019
15 April 2021
Committee’s remit expanded to sift statutory instruments laid under the EU Future Relationship Act 2020
On 17 March 2021, the European Statutory Instruments Committee’s temporary standing order was amended
15 April 2021
Moving animals across borders examined
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee explores the movement of agricultural animals
15 April 2021
MPs to debate petition relating to trespass
MPs to debate a petition relating to trespass
14 April 2021
Evidence session on the work of the Advisory Committee on the Business Appointment Rules
Committee is to take evidence on the work of the Advisory Committee on the Business Appointment Rules
14 April 2021
Joint Committee on Human Rights to take evidence on  Visiting in care homes
Committee continues to explore the Government’s response to covid-19 and the human rights implications of long lockdown
13 April 2021
The role of community energy in decarbonisation and its benefits to local areas to be considered by MPs
Committee to hold a one-off evidence session on community energy, as part of the umbrella inquiry on technological innovations and climate change
13 April 2021
Experts to address concerns with inpatient care for autism and learning disability
Committee to question former health Minister Sir Norman Lamb, Baroness Sheila Hollins and journalist Ian Birrell
13 April 2021
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