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A new UK research funding agency examined
Science and Technology Committee seeks to understand the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
21 September 2020
Coming up in the Commons, 21–25 September 2020
Wondering what’s happening in the Chamber this week? We’ve put together a list of highlights to keep you on top of the legislation, debates and questions you need to know about.
21 September 2020
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DWP's preparations for changes in the world of work examined
Work and Pensions Committee examines trends in the labour market and skills requirements
18 September 2020
Committee examines adult skills and lifelong learning
Education Committee explores the need to successfully implement immediate strategies for Covid-19 recovery
18 September 2020
Experts questioned on Effect of Internal Market Bill on NI Protocol and Brexit negotiations
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee examines Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol
18 September 2020
This week in the Commons: 14-18 September
This week in the Commons the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill 2019-21 progressed through 2 days of its Committee stage, in a Committee of the Whole House. It will continue its Committee stage in the Chamber next week.
18 September 2020
Pre-legislative scrutiny of draft Building Safety Bill focuses on building control and building materials
Committee to take evidence from Building Research Establishment (BRE) Group, Construction Products Association and British Standards Institution
18 September 2020
Committee launch inquiry into the use of forced labour in UK value chains
Inquiry will explore the extent of UK business links to supply chains involving forced labour of Uyghurs in China
18 September 2020
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Home Office “has no idea” of the impact of immigration policies
Committee publish their report Immigration enforcement
18 September 2020
Sub-Committee to question TikTok
TikTok faces questions over claims of censorship and action on tackling harmful content
17 September 2020
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