This week in the Commons: 5-9 December 2016

09 December 2016

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated the Children and Social Work Bill, the Government's plan for Brexit, the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Children and Social Work Bill

The Children and Social Work Bill passed Second Reading on 5 December 2016. MPs will next consider the Bill in a Public Bill Committee which is scheduled to conclude by 17 January 2017, but could finish earlier.

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill

Both the Report stage and Third Reading of the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill took place on Tuesday 6 December in the House of Commons.

The Bill passed Third Reading without a division and is now expected to progress to the House of Lords.

Urgent Questions and Statements

This week Urgent Questions were asked on:

There were no Ministerial Statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 7 December, MPs asked the Leader of the House, standing in place of the Prime Minister, questions about the UK's membership of the customs union, Southern Rail, Jobcentre closures, and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 7 December, MPs debated the Government's plan for Brexit in the House of Commons. This subject was chosen by the Opposition.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 8 December in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two general 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 6, Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 December. 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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