This week in the Commons: 26 April 2019
26 April 2019 (updated on 26 April 2019)
This week the House of Commons returned from Easter recess. They considered the attack in Sri Lanka, Huawei, EU national voter registration and more.
Legislation: Private Members Bills
A Private Members Bill was introduced to the House following a Ten Minute Rule Motions this week:
Urgent questions and ministerial statements
This week urgent questions were asked on:
- Parliament news: Climate Action and Extinction Rebellion
- Parliament news: South East rail franchise
- Parliament news: Mass executions in Saudi Arabia
- Parliament news: Government mandate for the NHS
- Parliament news: Electoral registration process for EU citizens
- Parliament news: Huawei
There were three ministerial statements this week:
- Parliament news: Sri Lanka
- Parliament news: Climate Change Policy
- Parliament news: Northern Ireland update
Prime Minister's Questions
With both Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn attending the funeral of murdered journalist Lyra McKee in Belfast, David Lidington and Emily Thornberry faced each other at Prime Minister's Questions this week.
Find out more about this week's PMQs:
Opposition day debates
On Wednesday 24 April MPs debated Local government and social care funding, the subject for debate was chosen by the the Opposition.
- Watch Parliament TV: Opposition Day debate on Local government and social care funding
- Read Commons Hansard: Opposition Day debate on Local government and social care funding
Backbench business debates
On Thursday 25 April in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two general debates which had been scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee.
- Watch Parliament TV: Schools funding debate
- Watch Parliament TV: Children and Young People: Restrictive Intervention
- Read Commons Hansard: Backbench Business debates
Westminster Hall debates
Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 October. See the Parliamentary calendar to find out what subjects were debated.
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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