This week in the Commons: 7 June 2019

07 June 2019

This week in the Commons, MPs approved the remaining Commons stages of the Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill, debated invisible disabilities, the Grenfell Fire response and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Wild Animals in Circuses (No.2) Bill

The Wild Animals in Circuses (No.2) Bill passed its remaining stages in the Commons on Tuesday 3 June 2019. It now passes to the House of Lords for further scrutiny.

This Bill would make it an offence for "wild animals" to be used in travelling circuses. Wild animals are defined in the Bill as animals not commonly domesticated in Great Britain. Travelling circuses that use wild animals will have until 20 January 2020 to stop doing so.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

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

Urgent questions and ministerial statements

This week urgent questions were asked on: 

There were two ministerial statements this week:

Prime Minister's Questions

David Lidington stood in for Theresa May at PMQs this week, where MPs asked about the anniversary of the D-Day landings, trade deals with the US and more.

Find out more about this week's PMQs:

Backbench business debates

On Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 June, MPs debated invisible disabilities, Grenfell Tower Fire and mortgage prisoners. The subjects for debate were chosen by the Backbench Business Committee.

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Monday 3, Tuesday 4, Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 June. 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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