Legislation: Government Bills
Housing and Planning Bill
The Housing and Planning Bill was presented in the Commons (First reading) on Tuesday 13 October. The date for second reading is yet to be announced.
The Immigration Bill had its second reading in the Commons on Tuesday 13 October and has been sent to Public Bill Committee for detailed examination and evidence gathering.
Cities and Local Government Bill: Second reading
The Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill had it's second reading in the Commons on Wednesday 14 October, the Bill will now be considered by a Committee of the whole House on a date to be announced.
Armed Forces Bill: Second reading
The Armed Forces Bill passed its second reading in the Commons on Thursday 15 October. The Bill will now be considered by a Select Committee who will report the Bill to the Commons on or before Thursday 17 December.
Legislation: Private Members Bills
Two Private Members Bills were introduced to the House following Ten Minute Rule Motions this week:
On Friday 16 October MPs debated the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill. The Bill passed its second reading. The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill started second reading debate but was adjourned. Debate is expected to resume on Friday 29 January 2016.
Urgent Questions and Statements
This week Urgent Questions were asked on:
There were no Ministerial Statements this week.
Debate on the Charter for Budget Responsibility
On Wednesday 15 October MPs debated the proposal that the Charter for Budget Responsibility: autumn 2015 update, be approved. The motion was debated for 90 minutes and the House voted to approve the motion.
On Monday 12 October, in the Westminster Hall Chamber, MPs debated an e-petition on making the production, sale and use of cannabis legal.
Backbench business debates
On Monday 12 October in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two 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 13, Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 October. See the Parliamentary calendar to find out what subjects were debated.
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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