This week in the Commons: Friday 23 November

23 November 2018

This week in the Commons, MPs had two days' debate on the Finance (No.3) Bill in a committee of the whole House. They also debated the second reading of the Fisheries bill, the Armed Forces Covenant and the remaining stages of two Private Member's Bills. The Prime Minister also made a statement about Brexit negotiations.


Finance (No.3) Bill

Certain parts of the Bill, and certain new Clauses and new Schedules were considered in a Committee of the Whole House. On the first day (Monday 19 November), there were divisions on six opposition amendments but none were successful. On the second day  (Tuesday 20), several new amendments were approved without division. The Finance (No. 3) Bill will now be scrutinised by the Public Bills Committee.

Fisheries Bill

The second reading of this Bill was debated on Wednesday 21 November 2018. This Bill sets out a new framework for UK fisheries after Brexit. It passed second reading without a division.

Legislation: Private Members Bills

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

On Friday 23 November, two Private Member's Bills had their remaining stages in the Commons Chamber.

The Voter Registration Bill began its second reading but has been suspended to a later date.

Urgent questions and ministerial statements

This week three MPs asked urgent questions to ministers.

The Government made five statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 21 November MPs asked the Prime Minister questions on Brexit, schools funding and women in Parliament.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Monday 19, Tuesday 20, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 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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