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The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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Coming up in the Commons, 14–18 September 2020

14 September 2020 (updated on 14 September 2020)

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Wondering what’s happening in the Chamber this week? We’ve put together a list of highlights to keep you on top of the legislation, debates and questions you need to know about.

Below is the business of the House for this week as it currently stands – all business is subject to change.

 

Monday

The House will sit from 2.30pm on Monday. There will be questions to Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (for a complete list of questions see the Order of Business on the day or Question Book in advance) and the main business will be the second reading of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill.

The Secretary of State for International Trade, Liz Truss, will make a statement on the Japan Free Trade Agreement.

Tuesday

Tuesday will see questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (for a complete list of questions see the Order of Business on the day or Question Book in advance).

This will be followed by an urgent question from Jonathan Ashworth asking the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to make a statement on Coronavirus.

This will be followed by day one of committee stage of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, which is being considered in a Committee of the whole House.

Wednesday

Wednesday's highlights include Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) and questions to the Secretary of State for Wales (for a complete list of questions see the Order of Business on the day or Question Book in advance).

PMQs will be followed by a statement from the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland, on a Sentencing White Paper.

Debate will continue on the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, which will spend a second day in a Committee of the whole House.

Thursday

On Thursday there will be questions to the Secretary of State for Transport (for a complete list of questions see the Order of Business on the day or Question Book in advance).

There will also be a statement from Health Secretary, Matt Hancock on coronavirus and a Select Committee statement on the Fifth Report of the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee: A Public Inquiry into the Government’s response to the Covid 19 Pandemic. This will be followed by a General Debate on 'Support for the Self-Employed and Freelance Workers During the Coronavirus Crisis'.

Friday

The House will not be sitting this Friday.