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This week in the Commons: 7-11 September

11 September 2020

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This week in the Commons the Government introduced the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill. The Fire Safety Bill and the Extradition (Provisional Arrest Bill) passed all remaining Commons stages.

Prime Minister’s Questions

The Prime Minister answers questions from MPs in the House of Commons every sitting Wednesday from 12.00pm until the end of Question Time at 12.30pm.

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

Urgent questions and statements

This week there were four statements and one urgent question.

Statements

Ministerial statements are a way for Ministers to bring an important matter to the attention of the House.

This week the following statements were made:

Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps made a statement on International T­ravel.

Crime and Policing Minister, Kit Malthouse made a statement on Birmingham attacks and Extinction Rebellion protests.

Health Secretary, Matt Hancock made two statements on covid-19.

First statement:

Second statement:

Darren Jones, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee made a statement on the Committee’s forthcoming inquiry on findings of the report of Climate Assembly UK.

Urgent questions

If an urgent or important matter arises which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to ask an urgent question.

This week the following urgent question was asked:

Urgent question from Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Louise Haigh on the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Bills and legislation

A Bill is a proposal for a new law, or a proposal to change an existing law that is presented for debate before Parliament.

This week MPs scrutinised the following Bills:

The Fire Safety Bill passed all remaining Commons stages on Monday 7 September.

The Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill passed all remaining Commons stages on 8 September.

The United Kingdom Internal Market Bill was introduced to Parliament on 9 September. The Bill will be debated next week in the Commons.