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This Week in the Commons, 21–25 September 2020

25 September 2020

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Highlights from the Commons this week include the Prime Minister's update on the government's response to Covid-19 and the debate on the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill. 

Prime Minister's Questions

To catch up on this week’s Prime Minister’s Questions:

Urgent questions and Statements

This week there were two urgent questions and five statements.

Urgent questions

On Wednesday, Tim Farron asked an urgent question on the end of the eviction moratorium.

On Thursday, Crispin Blunt asked an urgent question on the Government's response to the Gender Recognition Act 2004 outlined in the Government Equalities Office update of September 22


On Monday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock made a statement on Covid-19.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a statement on Covid-19.

On Wednesday, Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove made a statement on preparations for the end of the transition period.

On Thursday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak made a statement updating MPs on the economy.

And Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab made a statement on the Government’s response to presidential elections in Belarus. 

Bills and legislation

On Monday and Tuesday, the House debated day three and four of the committee stage of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, which was considered in a Committee of the whole House.

On Wednesday, the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill passed its second reading.

Sitting Friday

This House sat this Friday, with debates on Private Members’ Bills (for more information, see the list of Bills before the House).