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Coming up in the Commons: 8-12 March 2021

5 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 8 March 

The House will sit from 2.30pm on Monday, starting with questions to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Thérèse Coffey MP.

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, will ask an urgent question: "to ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to make a statement on the Department of Health and Social Care’s recommendations on NHS staff pay".

Ms Nadine Dorries MP, Minister of State for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health will make a ministerial statement on Women’s Health Strategy: Call for Evidence.

Main business begins with the continuation of the Budget debate.

Tuesday 9 March

MPs will meet from 11.30am on Tuesday, starting with questions to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP.

Rachel Reeves MP, Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, will ask an urgent question: "To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make a statement on the recent Court Order regarding the Government’s publication of contracts during the Covid-19 pandemic".

Main business will begin with the conclusion of the Budget debate, this will be the final debate on the Budget.

Wednesday 10 March

Proceedings will begin from 11.30am on Wednesday. Proceedings will start with questions to Secretary of State for Scotland, Alister Jack MP.

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

Main business will begin with the Estimates Day debates on the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Cabinet Office. The House of Commons sets aside three 'estimates days' each year on which to consider the estimates of public spending by government departments. This is the third allotted day.

Thursday 11 March

The House will sit from 9.30am on Thursday, starting with questions to the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP.

Main business will begin with proceedings on the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill.

MPs will then consider all stages of the Contingencies Fund (No. 2) Bill.

There will be a Backbench business debate on International Women's Day 2021.

Friday 12 March

Friday 12 March is a sitting Friday. The House generally only sits on thirteen Fridays in a session to consider Private Members' Bills (PMBs), but can agree to sit on other Fridays when government business would take precedence. The House will sit from 9.30am.