This week in the Commons: 29 June 2018

29 June 2018

This week in the House of Commons, MPs debated the expansion of Heathrow Airport, the Offensive Weapons Bill and more.

National Policy Statements

National Policy Statement on Airports

On Monday 25 June 2018, MPs debated the National Policy Statement on Airports, which relates to runway capacity and infrastructure at airports in the South East of England.

The House of Commons voted to approve the National Policy Statement, which calls for the expansion of Heathrow Airport in west London.

Legislation: Government bills

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

On Tuesday 26 June, MPs considered amendments made to the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill by the House of Lords.

The Commons agreed a range of amendments made by the Lords.

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill

The remaining stages of the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill took place on Tuesday 26 June 2018. The Bill passed third reading with amendments. It will now return to the House of Lords for consideration of amendments.

Offensive Weapons Bill

The second reading of the Offensive Weapons Bill took place on Wednesday 27 June 2018. The Bill passed second reading without a division and will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee.

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:

Presentation bills

One bill was introduced under the presentation bill procedure:

Motions and statutory instruments

This week, MPs debated a motion on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and another on privilege, following Dominic Cummings's refusal to appear before the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee.

The House also debated a statutory instrument, the draft European Union (Definition of Treaties) (Canada Trade Agreement) Order 2018. This relates to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada.

Urgent questions and statements

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

There was also one ministerial statement this week:

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 27 June 2018, MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about Brexit negotiations, school funding and more. 

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 28 June, in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two 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 Monday 25 June, Tuesday 26 June, Wednesday 27 June and Thursday 28 June 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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