This week in the Commons: 26 to 30 October 2015

30 October 2015

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated Tax Credits, the Welfare Reform and Work Bill and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Finance Bill

The remaining stages of the Finance Bill were debated on Monday 26 October. The Bill passed Third Reading and will now progress to the House of Lords.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

The remaining stages of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill were debated on Tuesday 27 October. The Bill passed Third Reading and will now progress to the House of Lords.

Legislation: Private Members Bills

Two Private Members Bills were introduced to the House following Ten Minute Rule Motions this week:

On Friday 30 October 2015 MPs debated the Hospital Parking Charges (Exemption for Carers) Bill. The debate was adjourned. No future date has yet been announced for Second Reading.

Opposition Day debate: Steel industry and junior doctors' contracts

On Wednesday 28 October MPs debated the steel industry and junior doctors' contracts.  As this was an Opposition Day debate the subject was chosen by the Labour Party. Find out more about Opposition Days and Wednesday's debates:

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 28 October MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about tax credits, protection of children on the internet and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Urgent Questions and Statements

This week three Urgent Questions were asked.

There were no Ministerial Statements this week.

E-petitions debates

On Monday 26 October, in the Westminster Hall Chamber, MPs debated an e-petition on term-time leave from school for holiday.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 29 October in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in a debate on tax credits which had been scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee.

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 October. See the Parliamentary calendar to find out what subjects were debated.

Select Committees

News from Parliamentary Select Committees, including the publication of reports and details of inquiries and evidence sessions are also available online.

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