This week in the Commons: 4 - 8 January

08 January 2016

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated the Housing and Planning Bill, the effect of the equalisation of the state pension age on women and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Housing and Planning Bill

The Housing and Planning Bill had the first day of its remaining stages in the Commons on Tuesday 5 January.

Legislation: Private Members Bills

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

Urgent Questions and Statements

No Urgent Questions were asked this week.

There were four ministerial statements this week:

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 6 January 2016 MPs asked the Prime minister questions about flooding, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and more. Watch PMQs from this week:

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 6 January MPs debated Universal Credit work allowance 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 flooding.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 7 January in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two general debates which had been schedules by the Backbench Business Committee.

The debates were on the effect of the equalisation of the state pension age on women and children in care. Both are available to read in full on Hansard.

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 5, Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 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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