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This week in the Commons: 22-26 June

26 June 2020

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This week in the House of Commons, MPs debated three Government Bills and two Private Members' Bills were introduced.

Ministers were questioned on the Court of Appeal's ruling against the DWP and made statements on issues such as the Reading terrorist attack, the easing of lockdown and the Windrush compensation scheme.

In PMQs, the Prime Minister was asked about the track and trace app, VAT and greater borrowing powers for Scotland.

Legislation: Government Bills

Three Government Bills were debated in the House this week.

Legislation: Private Members Bills

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

Urgent questions and ministerial statements

There was one urgent question this week: 

There were three ministerial statements this week:

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 24 June, MPs asked the Prime minister questions about unemployment, the easing of lockdown rules and VAT.

Opposition day debates 

On Wednesday 24 June, MPs debated the Westferry Printworks development and the Housing Secretary's decision to approve planning permission, in the first of two debates to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition. The second Opposition debate was on weekly Covid-19 testing for NHS and care staff.

E-petitions debates

On Thursday 25 June, MPs debated e-petitions in the House of Commons Chamber for the first time. The petition were on: on recognising and rewarding health and social care workers, and support for UK industries in response to Covid-19, in the

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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