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This week in the Commons: Friday 16 November

16 November 2018

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This week in the Commons, MPs continued debate on the Finance (No.3) Bill, as well as having debates on the legal advice on the EU Withdrawal agreement and the draft withdrawal agreement itself.


Finance (No.3) Bill

MPs debated the second reading of the Finance Bill, passing it without amendment. The Bill will now be debated jointly in both a Committee of the whole House and a Public Bill Committee.

Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill

The second reading of this Bill was debated on Wednesday 14 November. The Bill passed its second reading in the Commons without a division.

Legislation: Private Members Bills

This week two Private Members' Bills were introduced to the House following Ten Minute Rule Motions:

Urgent questions and ministerial statements

This week three MPs asked urgent questions to ministers.

The Government made one statement this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 14 November MPs asked the Prime Minister questions on Brexit, fixed odds betting terminals and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Monday 12, Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 November. 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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