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Rising cost of living: Work and Pensions Committee writes to Chancellor for assurance that benefits will be uprated to match inflation
Committee writes to Chancellor
04 October 2022
Joint Committee on the Draft Mental Health Bill release Easy read survey
Committee issues an Easy read survey to inform its scrutiny of the draft mental health bill
30 September 2022
Treasury Committee calls for OBR forecast and Chancellor’s statement to be brought forward
Treasury Committee writes to the Chancellor of the Exchequer
30 September 2022
Government must act to boost future saving rate and scheme enrolment or risk inadequate retirements for pensioners, MPs warn
Committee publishes report on Protecting pension savers – five years on from the pension freedoms: Saving for later life
30 September 2022
Carbon assessments of buildings and targets to boost low carbon construction could come within years
Government responds to the Committee's report on sustainability of the built environment
30 September 2022
Draft Victims Bill won’t achieve Government’s aims, says Justice Committee
Committee publishes a report on its pre-legislative scrutiny of the Government’s draft Victims Bill
30 September 2022
Time to turbo-charge the transport supply chain, urges Transport Committee
Committee publishes the previous Government’s response to its report, Road freight supply chain
30 September 2022
Committee publishes Government response to reports on the Code of Conduct
Standards Committee publishes Government response to reports on the Code of Conduct
27 September 2022
Privileges Committee comments on legal opinion
Privileges Committee publishes report on comments on legal opinion
26 September 2022
House of Commons rises for Conference Recess
The House of Commons adjourned on Friday 23 September for recess and will next sit on Tuesday 11 October
23 September 2022
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