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The State Opening of Parliament 

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, 28 September - 2 October

28 September 2020 (updated on 28 September 2020)

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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 – all business is subject to change.

For a complete list of questions and updates on urgent questions and statements see the Order of Business on the day or the Question Book for questions in advance.


The House will sit from 2.30pm on Monday.

There will be questions to Secretary of State for the Home Department.

The main business will be a general debate on Covid-19.


Tuesday’s highlights include questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

This will be a followed by a Ten Minute Rule Motion on Problem Drug Use.

The main business will be on remaining stages of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill.


On Wednesday, business includes Prime Minister's Questions and questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

This will be a followed by a Ten Minute Rule Motion on Business Standards.

MPs will be debate the Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No.2) Bill in second reading and all remaining stages of the Sentencing Bill.

MPs will also debate the review of temporary provisions for the Coronavirus Act 2020.


On Thursday there will be questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office.

The main business will be on all stages of the Social Security (Up-Rating Benefits) Bill.


The House will not sit on Friday.

Image: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor

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