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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 11- 15 July

8 July 2022 (updated on 8 July 2022)

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Here is a roundup of what’s coming up in the House of Commons Chamber.

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 11 July

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

The main business will be consideration of a business of the House motion, followed by all stages of the Energy (Oil and Gas) Profits Levy Bill.

This will be followed by a debate on motions relating to the Liability of Trade Unions in Proceedings in Tort (Increase of Limits on Damages) Order 2022 and the draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2022.

Find out about Westminster Hall debates taking place on Monday 11 July.

Tuesday 12 July

The House will sit at 11.30am on Tuesday, starting with questions to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Kwarteng.

The main business will be the remaining stages of the Online Safety Bill (day 1), followed by a debate on a motion on restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.

Find out about Westminster Hall debates taking place on Tuesday 12 July

Wednesday 13 July

The House will sit at 11.30am on Wednesday, starting with questions to the Women and Equalities Minister, Elizabeth Truss.

Prime Minister’s Questions will take place at noon.

The main business will be consideration in committee of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill (day 1).

Find out about Westminster Hall debates taking place on Wednesday 13 July.

Thursday 14 July

Proceedings will start at 9.30am on Thursday, starting with questions to Cabinet Office ministers.

The main business will be two Backbench Business debates:

  • Debate on a motion on Srebrenica
  • General debate on protecting and restoring nature at COP15 and beyond

Find out about Westminster Hall debates taking place on Thursday 14 July.

Friday 15 July

Proceedings start at 9.30am on Friday, and the main business will be Private Members’ Bills.

 

The business for 11- 15 July was announced in the Commons Chamber by the Leader of the House of Commons, Mark Spencer MP, on Thursday 7 July 2022. Business is subject to change throughout the week.