This week in the Commons: 25 January 2018

25 January 2018

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated Carillion, the Nuclear Safeguards Bill and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Financial Guidance and Claims Bill

The Financial Guidance and Claims Bill had its Second Reading in the Commons on Monday 22 January and has been sent to Public Bill Committee for detailed examination and evidence gathering. 

Nuclear Safeguards Bill

The Nuclear Safeguards Bill has its Remaining Stages in the Commons on Tuesday 23 January and is now being considered by the House of Lords.

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Relief from Non-Domestic Rates) Bill

The Commons considered Lords amendments to the Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill on Tuesday 23 January. The Bill is now awaiting Royal Assent.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

Four Private Members' Bills were introduced to the House this week.

Urgent Questions and statements

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

There were also two Ministerial statements this week:

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 24 January 2018 MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about the NHS, RBS closures and more.

Opposition Day debates

On Wednesday 24 January, MPs debated refugees and human rights 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 Carillion and public sector outsourcing.

Backbench Business debates

On Thursday 25 January in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two debates which had been scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee:

  • Joint Enterprise
  • Proscription of Hezbollah

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Monday 22, Tuesday 23, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January. 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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