This week in the Commons: 26 February 2016

26 February 2016

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated the Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement) Bill, the Welfare Reform and Work Bill, the Education and Adoption Bill and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill

The Northern Ireland (Stormont Agreement and Implementation Plan) Bill had its second reading in the Commons on Monday 22 February 2016 and will be debated in a Committee of the whole House, followed by Report Stage and Third Reading, on Thursday 10 March 2016.

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

The House of Lords amendments to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill were considered by the House of Commons on Tuesday 23 February 2016.

Education and Adoption Bill

The House of Lords amendments to the Education and Adoption Bill were considered by the House of Commons on Tuesday 23 February 2016.

Legislation: Private Members Bills

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

On Friday 26 February, MPs debated the Overseas Voters Bill. The Bill passed its second reading. The Off-Shore Wind Farm Subsidies (Restriction) Bill started second reading debate but was adjourned. Debate is expected to resume on Friday 4 March 2016.

Urgent Questions and Statements

This week Urgent Questions were asked on:

There were three Ministerial Statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 24 February 2016, MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about refugees from Syria, the NHS, junior doctor contracts, and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 24 February 2016, MPs debated  transitional state pension arrangements 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 police funding, crime and community safety.

General debates

On Thursday 25 February 2016 in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in a general debate on European Affairs.

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 February 2016. 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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