This week in the Commons: 29 February - 4 March

04 March 2016

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated the EU referendum, the science budget and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Investigatory Powers Bill

The Investigatory Powers Bill was presented in the Commons (First reading) on Tuesday 1 March. The date for second reading is Tuesday 15 March 2016.

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Welfare Reform and Work Bill

MPs considered Lords amendments to the Welfare Reform and Work Bill on Wednesday 2 March 2016.

Legislation: Private Members Bills

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

On Friday 4 March 2016 MPs debated the House of Commons Members' Fund (No. 2) Bill. The Bill passed its Report Stage and Third Reading and will now progress to the House of Lords.

The Drivers Instructors (Registration) Bill also passed its Report Stage and Third Reading. It will now progress to the House of Lords. Several other Bills were also debated.

Urgent Questions and Statements

This week Urgent Questions were asked on:

There were no oral Ministerial Statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 2 March MPs asked the Prime Minister Questions about teaching, affordable housing and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Estimate Day debates

On Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 March 2016 MPs debated the Estimate Day debates for 2015-16. Four topics for debate were chosen by the Liason Committee.

Opposition day debates

On Monday 29 February MPs debated the UK steel industry in the House of Commons, in a debate chosen by the Opposition.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 3 March 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 1, Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 March. 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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