This week in the Commons: 18-22 April 2016

22 April 2016

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated the Bank of England and Financial Services Bill, paid tribute to Her Majesty the Queen on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday and more

Legislation: Government Bills

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill

The Bank of England and Financial Services Bill passed Second Reading on 1 February and Committee stage on 23 February 2016. The Bill was amended at Report stage and will now return to the Lords for consideration of amendments.

Energy Bill

The Energy Bill passed Report stage and Third Reading 14 March 2016. Commons amendments were considered in the House of Lords on 12 April. The Commons then disagreed with Lords Amendment 7T. The Bill has been returned to the House of Lords for consideration.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

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

Another Private Members Bill was also presented, with no debate taking place, to the House this week:

Private Members' Bills are debated on thirteen Fridays in each session. The last sitting Friday for the consideration of Private Members' Bills for the 2015-16 session was 11 March 2016.

Urgent Questions and Statements

There were two Urgent Questions asked this week:

There was one Ministerial Statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 20 April 2016 MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about the academisation of schools, levels of migration from the EU, religious tolerance, and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Backbench business debates

On Monday 18 April in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two general debates which had been scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee.

On Wednesday 20 April in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two general debates which had been scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee.

On Thursday 21 April in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in a general debate which had been scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee.

Motion for an address to the Crown

On Thursday 21 April MPs agreed a motion that an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty on the occasion of Her Majesty's ninetieth birthday.

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Monday 18, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 April. 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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