This week in the Commons: 6 July 2018

06 July 2018

This week in the House of Commons, MPs debated the proposed budgets of government departments, the Ivory Bill and more.

Estimates Days

On Monday 2 July and Tuesday 3 July, MPs took part in four Estimates Days debates, scrutinising and voting on the Government's proposals for departmental spending.

The House of Commons voted to approve all of the estimates under consideration.

Legislation: Government bills

Ivory Bill

On Wednesday 4 July, the remaining Commons stages of the Ivory Bill took place.

The Bill will now progress to the House of Lords.

Legislation: private Members' bills

Ten Minute Rule Bills

Two Bills were introduced to the House of Commons this week under the Ten Minute Rule Motion Procedure:

Urgent questions and statements

This week, six urgent questions were asked in the House of Commons:

There were also 6 statements this week:

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 4 July 2018, MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about bus services, small businesses, Brexit and more. 

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 5 July, in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in a general debates scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee.

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on this week including; pet theft and UK-Israel trade. 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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