This week in the Commons: 22 March 2019

22 March 2019

This week in the House of Commons, MPs considered Statutory Instruments relating to Brexit, participated in an emergency debate on extending Article 50 and more.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

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

On Friday 22 March, MPs held a debate on the remaining stages of the Overseas Electors Bill on the final sitting Friday of the 2017-19 Parliamentary Session.

Statutory Instruments (SIs)

On Monday 18, Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 March, MPs debated various draft affirmative SIs, some of which relate to Brexit, in the Commons Chamber. All were approved.

Emergency Debate

Following a successful application from Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, MPs are took part in an emergency debate on the extension of the Article 50 period. This followed the House's decision last week to ask the Prime Minister to seek an extension to the Article 50 period.

Urgent questions and ministerial statements

This week twelve urgent questions were asked on: 

There were no oral ministerial statements.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 20 March, MPs asked the Prime Minister questions on extension of the Article 50 period, indicative votes in the Commons on Brexit options and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

E-petitions debates

On March 18 2019, in the Westminster Hall Chamber, MPs debated an e-petition on ISIS Members Returning to the UK.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 21 March, 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 Tuesday 19,  Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 March. 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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