This week in the Commons: 18-20 April 2017

21 April 2017

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated an early general election, the Finance (No. 2) Bill, Technical and Further Education Bill and more.

Early Parliamentary Election (Motion)

MPs approved the motion for an early general election by 522 to 13. The support of two-thirds of all MPs required for this motion to pass was reached.

Legislation: Government Bills

Finance (No. 2) Bill

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Finance (No. 2) Bill on Tuesday 18 April. The Finance (No. 2) Bill passed Second Reading 313 to 236 following a division. The Bill will next be considered on Tuesday 25 April in the House of Commons.

Technical and Further Education Bill

MPs debated amendments made by the House of Lords to the Technical and Further Education Bill in the House of Commons. The Commons disagreed to a number of amendments so the Bill now returns to the House of Lords.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

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

Urgent Questions and Statements

This week Urgent Questions were asked on:

There was one Ministerial Statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 19 April, MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about the upcoming General Election, schools funding, small business costs and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Backbench business debates

On Wednesday 20 April in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in three 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 18, 19 and 20 April. 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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