This week in the Commons: 10 July - 14 July 2017

14 July 2017

This week in the Commons, MPs debated the Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill, the contaminated blood scandal, the Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19 was presented to the House of Commons on Thursday 13 July. There was no debate at the First Reading of this Bill. A Second Reading has not yet been scheduled.

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill on Monday 10 July. The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill passed Second Reading without division. The Bill will next be considered in a Committee of the whole House on a date yet to be announced.

Air Travel Organisers' Licensing Bill 

MPs debated the Committee of the whole House and remaining stages of the Air Travel Organisers' Licensing Bill on Tuesday 11 July. The Bill has now completed its stages in the Commons and moves on to the Lords for consideration.

Urgent Questions and Statements

There were no Urgent Questions in the Commons this week.

Ministerial statements were on:

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 12 July, MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about the energy price cap, NHS and social care, Brexit and more.

Find out what questions MPs asked in PMQs this week:

Backbench business debates

During the week MPs took part in three general debates:

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on 4, 5 and 6 July. See the Parliamentary calendar to find out what subjects were debated.

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