This week in the Commons: 17 November 2017

17 November 2017

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, Universal Credit and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Northern Ireland Budget Bill

The Northern Ireland Budget Bill went through all of its stages in the House of Commons on Monday 13 November. It then proceeded to the House of Lords where it went through all stages on Tuesday 14 November.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill had the first two days in Committee of the whole House on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 November. There will be six more days in Committee of the whole House, the first of which is Tuesday 21 November.

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 were also two Ministerial Statements this week:

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 15 November MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about Universal Credit, police funding, alleged interference in UK elections and more.

Emergency debates

On Tuesday 14 November MPs held an emergency debate in the House of Commons on tax avoidance and evasion.

E-petitions debates

On Monday 13 November, in Westminster Hall, MPs debated two e-petitions on Scottish independence.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 16 November in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two 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 Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November. 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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