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Coming up in the Commons: 22-26 March 2021

19 March 2021 (updated on 24 March 2021)

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We’ve put together a list of highlights to keep you on top of the legislation, debates and questions coming up this week that you need to know about. 

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. 

Monday 22 March

The House will sit from 2.30pm on Monday, starting with questions to the Secretary of State for the Home Office.  

There will be two ministerial statements:

MPs will then consider two Lords messages on:

Followed by consideration of Lords amendments to the Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Bill.

MPs will then debate the remaining stages of the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [Lords].

Tuesday 23 March

MPs will meet from 11.30am on Tuesday. MPs will start proceedings with questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Minister for Defence Procurement, Jeremy Quin MP, will make a statement on the Future Defence and Security Industrial Strategy.

MPs will debate the second reading of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency Bill.

Wednesday 24 March

Proceedings will begin from 11.30am on Wednesday, starting with questions to the Minister for Women and Equalities.

Prime Minister’s Questions will take place at 12 noon. 

There will be two statements from the:

  • Minister for Immigration Compliance and Justice, Chris Philp MP - New Plan for Immigration 
  • Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP - Liverpool City Council

There will be two Backbench business debates on:

  • online anonymity and anonymous abuse.
  • support for the hospitality industry throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Thursday 25 March

The House will sit from 9.30am on Thursday. MPs will ask questions to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office.

There will be two urgent questions from:

  • Lucy Powell MP, Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) - "To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy if he will make a statement on the future of UK steel production following Greensill Capital’s recent insolvency."
  • Carla Lockhart MP - "To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the provision of abortion in Northern Ireland."
MPs will consider Statutory Instruments related to the Coronavirus Act 2020.
MPs will also consider a motion relating to the extension of parliamentary proceedings during the pandemic. 
At the end of business on Thursday the House will rise for its Easter recess, returning on Tuesday 13 April.

Friday 26 March

The House will be in recess.