This week in the Commons: 17 May 2019

17 May 2019

This week in the Commons, MPs debated domestic violence, Islamophobia and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Non-Domestic Rating (Preparation For Digital Services) Bill

The Non-Domestic Rating (Preparation For Digital Services) Bill had its second reading on Monday 13 May 2019.

The Bill enables the Commissioners for HMRC to incur expenditure in connection with providing digital services. These services will facilitate the administration or payment of non-domestic rates in England. Non-domestic rates, commonly called business rates, are collected by local authorities.

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 three 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:

General debate

On Wednesday 15 May, MPs debated serious violence in a general debate.

Opposition day debates

On Tuesday 14 May, MPs debated prisons and probation services and health. The subjects for debate were chosen by the Official Opposition.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 16 May, MPs debated the definition of Islamophobia and the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. 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 13, Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 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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