This week in the Commons: 27 April 2018

27 April 2018

This week in the House of Commons, MPs debated Windrush, school funding and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill

The Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill had its Second Reading in the Commons on Monday 23 April. It will now progress to a Public Bill Committee.

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill

The Financial Guidance and Claims Bill had its remaining Commons stages on Tuesday 24 April. The Bill passed its Third Reading with amendments so will now return to the House of Lords for further consideration.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

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

On Friday 27 April, MPs debated the remaining stages of the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, which passed its Third Reading without a division. The Employment and Workers' Rights Bill started Second Reading debate but was adjourned.

Urgent Questions and statements

This week, four Urgent Questions were asked in the House of Commons:

There were also four ministerial statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 25 April 2018 MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about the Windrush generation, Brexit and more. 

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 25 April, MPs debated school funding in the House of Commons, in the first of two debates to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition. The second Opposition debate was on social care.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 26 April, in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in a general debate scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Monday 23 April, Tuesday 24 April, Wednesday 25 April and Thursday 26 April 2018. 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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