This week in the Commons: 20 October 2017

20 October 2017

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated Universal Credit, the Nuclear Safeguards Bill and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Nuclear Safeguards Bill

The Nuclear Safeguards Bill had its Second Reading in the Commons on Monday 16 October and has been sent to Public Bill Committee for detailed examination and evidence gathering.

Legislation: Private Members Bills

On Friday 20 October MPs debated the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill and the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill. Both Bills passed their Second Reading without a division.

The Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill started second reading debate but was adjourned.

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

Urgent Questions and Statements

This week Urgent Questions were asked on:

There were three Ministerial Statements this week:

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 18 October MPs asked the Prime minister questions about Universal Credit, the Northern Powerhouse, housing and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 18 October MPs debated pausing the Universal Credit full service roll-out in the House of Commons.

Backbench business debates

On Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 October in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in three debates 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 17, Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 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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