This week in the Commons: 1 June 2020

05 June 2020

This week in the House of Commons, MPs asked about quarantine arrangements, the easing of lockdown restrictions, furlough for the self-employed and more in PMQs. There were also statements made about the UK response to the Hong Kong National Security Legislation, and health measures on the UK border. The House also returned to fully physical proceedings in the House.

Prime Minister's Questions

During Prime Minister’s Questions, MPs expressed "shock and anger at the death of george floyd", and questioned the prime minister about quarantine arrangements, the easing of lockdown restrictions, furlough for the self-employed, and more.

Urgent questions and statements

This week there were three statements and three urgent questions.

Statements

Urgent questions

Voting procedures in the House of Commons

    On 21 April MPs voted to introduce a hybrid system, allowing them to participate in the Chamber either in person or remotely, and also allowing them to cast their votes remotely. On 2 June, MPs voted on the proceedings during the pandemic motion.

Bills

    MPs debated the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill at second reading. The Bill is now being considered by the Public Bill Committee.

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