This week in the Commons: 18 May 2018

18 May 2018

This week in the House of Commons, MPs debated the Data Protection Bill, Grenfell Tower and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill

The Second Reading of the Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill took place in the Commons on Monday 14 May. The Bill passed its Second Reading without a division and has been sent to Public Bill Committee for detailed examination and evidence gathering.

Data Protection Bill

MPs considered a Lords amendment to the Data Protection Bill on Tuesday 15 May 2018. The House of Commons disagreed with the Lords amendment and proposed new amendments. The Bill returned to the Lords for further consideration.

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 remaining Commons stages on Tuesday 15 May 2018. The Bill passed Third Reading and will now be considered by the Lords.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

One Private Members' Bill was introduced to the House following a Ten Minute Rule Motion this week:

Urgent Questions and statements

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

There were also three ministerial statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 16 May 2018 MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about Brexit, mental health and more. 

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 16 May, in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two debates on subjects chosen by the Opposition.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 17 May, 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 14 May, Tuesday 15 May, Wednesday 16 May and Thursday 17 May 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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