This week in the Commons: 21-24 March 2016

24 March 2016

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated the Budget 2016, the Brussels terrorist attacks, the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Finance (No. 2) Bill

Following further debate on Monday and Tuesday MPs concluded debate on the 2016 Budget on Tuesday 22 March 2016.

Following amendments to, and approval of, the Budget resolutions the Finance (No. 2) Bill was presented, for a formal first reading, by David Gauke MP.

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill

The remaining stages of the High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill were debated on Wednesday 23 March 2016.

Scotland Bill

On Wednesday 23 March 2016 the Lords Amendments to the Scotland Bill were considered by MPs.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

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

Urgent Questions and Statements

Two Urgent Questions were asked this week.

There were also three Ministerial Statements.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 23 March MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about disability benefits, education policies and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 24 March in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in 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 this week. 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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