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Procedure and Privileges Committee publishes Fifth Report

10 December 2020

The Procedure and Privileges Committee met on 1 December and agreed to recommend that the limits on the number of oral questions, topical oral questions, balloted debates and topical questions for short debate which each member may table should be reset from 1 January 2021 and that thereafter they should be automatically reset on 1 January each year and not, as hitherto, at the start of each Session . The Committee also agreed to recommend that hereditary peer by-elections should be further temporarily suspended pending a further report by the Committee on this issue after its January meeting.