This week in the Commons: 19 October 2018

19 October 2018

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated Brexit, Universal Credit and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Offensive Weapons Bill 2017-2019

The remaining stages of the Offensive Weapons Bill were due to take place on Monday 15 October, but were postponed due to time pressures in the Chamber. They will now take place on Monday 22 October.

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill 2017-2019

The Commons considered a Lords amendment to the Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) on Tuesday 16 October 2018. The Commons accepted the amendment 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 MPs asked urgent questions to ministers on a number of topical subjects: 

There were three ministerial statements this week:

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 17 October MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about Brexit, hate crime and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 17 October MPs debated Universal Credit and social care funding. The topics of these debates were chosen by the Opposition.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 18 October in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two general debates which had been scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee.

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Monday 15, Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 October. 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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