This week in the Commons: 10 May 2019

10 May 2019

This week in the Commons, MPs debated climate change, the National Security Council leak, HS2 and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill

There has been a long running campaign to ban the use of wild animals in travelling circuses. The Wild Animals in Circuses (No2) Bill will introduce a ban in England and passed its second reading on 7 May 2019. A ban already exists in Scotland and there are proposals for a ban in Wales.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

Two Private Members' Bills 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: 

There were four ministerial statements this week:

Prime Minister's Questions

At PMQs this week MPs asked the Prime Minister about a second referendum, police and local service cuts and Restoration and Renewal.

Find out more about this week's PMQs:

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 8 May, MPs debated TV licences for the over-75s, . The subject for debate was chosen by the Official Opposition.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 9 May, MPs debated acquired brain injury and the 25th anniversary of the death of John Smith. The subject for debate was chosen by the Official Opposition.

Westminster Hall debates

Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 May. 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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