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This week in the Commons: 15-19 June 2020

19 June 2020 (updated on 19 June 2020)

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This week in the House of Commons, MPs asked about the number of children living in poverty in the UK, support for councils, and more in PMQs. There were statements made on the start of post-Brexit trade talks between the UK, Australia and New Zealand, and public order. There were also urgent questions on the two-metre social distancing rule, the Government's strategy to protect jobs and the economy, and more.

Prime Minister's Questions

During Prime Minister's Questions, MPs welcomed the announcement of a major breakthrough in the treatment of coronavirus by UK scientists, as well as the “Prime Minister's latest U-turn, this time of free school meals.” The prime minister was questioned about child poverty statistics in the UK, the Immigration Health surcharge for NHS and health workers, and more.

Urgent questions and statements

This week there were four statements and four urgent questions.


Urgent questions

Bills and Statutory Instruments