This week in the Commons: 1 - 5 February

05 February 2016

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated the Enterprise Bill, tax avoidance and multinational companies and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill

The Bank of England and Financial Services Bill had its second reading in the Commons on Monday 1 February and has been sent to Public Bill Committee for detailed examination and evidence gathering.

Enterprise Bill

The Enterprise Bill had its second reading in the Commons on Tuesday 2 February and has been sent to Public Bill Committee for detailed examination and evidence gathering.

Legislation: Private Members Bills

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

On Friday 5 February MPs debated the Riot Compensation Bill. The Bill passed its Report Stage and Third Reading. MPs also debated the Criminal Cases Review Commission (Information) Bill. The Bill passed its Report Stage and Third Reading.

Urgent Questions

This week there were four Urgent Questions asked on:

Statements

This week there was one Ministerial Statement from the Prime Minister.

There was also a Select Committee Statement on the collapse of Kids Company.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 3 February MPs asked the Prime minister questions about cancer survival rates, the UK EU renegotiations and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 3 February MPs debated tax avoidance and multinational companies in the House of Commons, in the first of two debates to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition. The second Opposition debate was on public finances in Scotland.

E-petitions debates

On Monday 1 February, in the Westminster Hall Chamber, MPs debated an e-petition on transitional state pension arrangements for women born in the 1950s.

Backbench business debates

This week MPs took part in three general debates which had been schedules by the Backbench Business Committee.

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 February. 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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