This week in the Commons: 2 February 2018

02 February 2018

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated the Restoration and Renewal of the Palace of Westminster, Brexit, High Speed 2 and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill

The remaining stages of the Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill took place in the Commons on Monday 29 January. 

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill has its remaining stages in the Commons on Monday 29 January and is now being considered by the House of Lords.

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill

The High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill had its Second Reading in the Commons on Tuesday 30 January 2018 and will now be considered by the High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill Select Committee.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

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

On Friday 2 February, MPs debated the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill and the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill. The Licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill started Second Reading debate but was adjourned.

Urgent Questions and statements

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

There were no oral ministerial statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 31 January 2018 MPs asked Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington, who stood in for the Prime Minister, questions about the Carillion, votes for 16 year olds, Brexit and more.

Opposition Day debates

On Wednesday 31 January, MPs debated the Government's EU exit analysis. The subject for the debate was chosen by the Opposition.

Backbench Business debates

On Thursday 1 February 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 Monday 29, Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 January, and Thursday 1 February. 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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