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These initiatives were driven by Lord Bates, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.
MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.
Lord Bates has not been granted any Urgent Questions
Lord Bates has not been granted any Adjournment Debates
First reading took place on 13 December. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled. A Bill to make provision for election of the BBC Trust Chairman by licence fee payers.
Lord Bates has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting
The United Kingdom co-sponsored the General Assembly resolution "Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal", which calls for Member States to observe the Olympic Truce - a cessation of hostilities around the Olympic Games - within the framework of the Charter of the United Nations, and to promote peace through sport. As a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, the UK already works to uphold the UN Charter and its commitment to the maintenance of international peace and security.
In July 2018, the Government commissioned an Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 led by Baroness Butler-Sloss, the Rt. Hon. Frank Field and the Rt. Hon. Maria Miller MP. The Review considered where the Act is working well and where implementation can be strengthened. The Government welcomed the findings of the Review and we responded formally in July 2019. The Government accepted or partially accepted the majority of the Review’s 80 recommendations and we are taking action to implement these recommendations.