This week in the Commons: 11 - 15 January 2016

15 January 2016

This week in the House of Commons MPs debated the Housing and Planning Bill, Space policy and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Armed Forces Bill

The Armed Forces Bill had its remaining stages in the Commons on Monday 11 January. It has now passed to the Lords for consideration.

Housing and Planning Bill

The Housing and Planning Bill had its remaining stages in the Commons on Tuesday 12 January. This including the first use of the new English Votes for English Laws (EVEL) procedure in the House.

Legislation: Private Members Bills

Two Private Members Bills were introduced to the House following Ten Minute Rule Motions this week:

Urgent Questions

This week Urgent Questions were asked on:


There were no Ministerial Statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 13 January MPs asked the Prime minister questions about housing, flooding and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 13 January MPs debated trade, exports, innovation and productivity in the House of Commons. The topic of the debate was chosen by the Scottish National Party.

E-petitions debates

On Monday 11 January, in the Westminster Hall Chamber, MPs debated an e-petition on the NHS Bursary.

Backbench business debates

On Thursday 14 January in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in two general debates which had been schedules by the Backbench Business Committee.

Westminster Hall debates

Eg Debates on a variety of different subjects also took place in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 13, Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 October. See the Parliamentary calendar to find out what subjects were debated.

Select Committees

News from Parliamentary Select Committees, including the publication of reports and details of inquiries and evidence sessions are also available online.

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