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Coming up in the Commons 9-13 May 2022

9 May 2022

Black Rod knocking on the door of the House of Commons Chamber

We’ve put together a list of highlights to keep you on top of the parliamentary business coming up this week.   

Monday 9 May

The House is not sitting on Monday 9 May.

Tuesday 10 May

The State Opening of Parliament will take place. The House of Commons will meet at 11.25am to listen to the Queen’s Speech, which is read out in the House of Lords.

The Queen’s Speech is written by the government and contains an outline of its policies and proposed legislation for the new parliamentary session.

After the Speech the House of Commons will suspend until 2.30pm when MPs will have an opportunity to debate the contents of the Speech.

Two backbench Members from the Government side will propose and second a Motion for an Address (thanking the Queen for the Speech), after which the Leader of the Opposition and the Prime Minister will speak.

Debate on the Queen’s Speech may continue until 10pm.

Wednesday 11 May

MPs will meet from 11.30am on Wednesday to debate the Queen’s Speech.

Debate on the Queen’s Speech normally lasts for several days. On the final day of the debate the House votes on the Motion, and there may be votes on amendments to the Motion on the penultimate and final days.

Thursday 12 May

MPs will meet from 9.30am on Thursday to debate the Queen’s Speech.

There will be a Business Statement from the Leader of the House.

Friday 13 May

The House is not sitting on Friday.

Business is subject to change throughout the week.