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The dissolution of Parliament took place on Thursday 30 May 2024. All business in the House of Commons and House of Lords has come to an end. There are currently no MPs and every seat in the Commons is vacant until after the general election on 4 July 2024.

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Coming up in the Commons 20-24 May

17 May 2024

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Here is an overview of debates scheduled in the Commons Chamber over the coming week.     

This business was announced in the Commons Chamber by the Leader of the House of Commons, Penny Mordaunt MP, on Thursday 16 May. It is possible that changes will be made to the schedule of business throughout the week. Any changes will be reflected in What's On in Parliament.   

 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 20 May  

The House will sit from 2.30pm, starting with questions to the Secretary of State for Defence,Grant Shapps. 

The main business will be a general debate on Ukraine. 

Find out about Westminster Hall debates taking place on Monday 20 May. 

Tuesday 21 May  

The House will sit from 11.30am, starting with questions to the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, Claire Coutinho. 

The main business will be:  

  • High Speed Rail (Crewe -Manchester) Bill: Instruction (No. 3). 

Find out about Westminster Hall debates taking place on Tuesday 21 May. 

Wednesday 22 May    

The House will sit from 11.30am, starting with questions to the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology, Michelle Donelan. 

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

The main business will be: 

  • Motion to approve the draft Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (Risk of being drawn into Terrorism) (Revised Guidance) Regulations 2024. 
  • Motion to approve the draft Licensing Act 2003 (UEFA European Football Championship Licensing Hours) Order 2024 
  • Consideration in committee and remaining stages of the Holocaust Memorial Bill. 

Find out about Westminster Hall debates taking place on Wednesday 22 May. 

Thursday 23 May  

The House will sit from 9.30am on Thursday starting with questions to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Lucy Frazer. 

The main business will be: 

  • Business of the House (23 and 24 May) (Motion).
  • Finance (No.2) Bill, programme motion and remaining stages.
  • If necessary, consideration of Lords messages.

Find out about Westminster Hall debates taking place on Thursday 23 May. 

Friday 24 May

The House will sit at 9.30am.

Business will be:

  • If necessary, consideration of Lords messages.
  • Consideration of Lords amendments to the Victims and Prisoners Bill.
  • Debate on a motion to approve the Draft Sanctions (EU Exit) ( Miscellaneous Amendments and Revocations) Regulations 2024.
  • Opportunity for matters to be raised ahead of the forthcoming dissolution, to allow for valedictory speeches by Members of Parliament.
  • If necessary, consideration of Lords messages.

The House will prorogue following a message from the Lords Commissioners.