This week in the Commons: 24-28 October 2016

28 October 2016

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill, the Criminal Finances Bill, Concentrix, the conflict and humanitarian situation in Yemen, and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill

This Bill has now been committed to a Public Bill Committee where it will be scrutinised in more detail. The Public Bill Committee is expected to report to the House by Thursday 17 November.

The Bill had its Second Reading debate on Monday 24 October. You can find out more about what happened at this stage by reading the latest news story on the Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill.

Criminal Finances Bill

This Bill has now been committed to a Public Bill Committee where it will be scrutinised in more detail. The Public Bill Committee is expected to meet on a date to be announced. The Public Bill Committee is expected to report to the House by Thursday 24 November.

The Bill had its Second Reading debate on Tuesday 25 October. You can find out more about what happened at this stage by reading the latest news story on the Criminal Finances Bill.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

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

On Friday 28 October, MPs debated the Homelessness Reduction Bill. The Bill passed its second reading and now progresses to Committee stage.

The Protection of Family Homes (Enforcement and Permitted Development) Bill started second reading debate but was adjourned. Debate is expected to resume on Friday 25 November.

Urgent Questions and Statements

This week Urgent Questions were asked on:

There were three Ministerial Statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 26 October, MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about devolved powers to the West Midlands, the single market, border checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

E-petitions debates

On Monday 24 October, in the Westminster Hall Chamber, MPs debated an e-petition relating to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 26 October, MPs debated Concentrix and the conflict and humanitarian situation in Yemen in the House of Commons. This subject was chosen by the Opposition.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 27 October in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in a general debate 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 24, 25, 26 and 27 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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