This week in the Commons: 25 - 29 January 2016

29 January 2016

This week in the House of Commons, MPs debated the Childcare Bill, Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill, reductions in housing benefit and supported housing and more.

Legislation: Government Bills

Childcare Bill

The Public Bill Committee completed its work on 10 December 2015 and has reported the amended Bill to the House of Commons.

The Bill passed Third Reading in the Commons on Monday 25 January without a division. Commons amendments will now be considered by the House of Lords.

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill

The Public Bill Committee completed its work on 7 January 2016 and has reported the amended Bill to the House of Commons.

The Bill passed Third Reading in the Commons on Tuesday 26 January. Commons amendments will now be considered by the House of Lords on Tuesday 2 February 2016.

Legislation: Private Members' Bills

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

On Friday 29 January 2016, MPs debated the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill. The Bill passed its Report and Third Reading. It has now passed to the Lords for consideration.

The Child Victims of Human Trafficking (Central Government Responsibility) Bill started Second Reading but the debate was adjourned. Debate is expected to resume on Friday 11 March 2016.

Urgent Questions and Statements

This week Urgent Questions were asked on:

There were no Ministerial Statements this week.

Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday 27 January, MPs asked the Prime Minister questions about corporation tax, the Court of Appeal ruling on the spare room subsidy, legal claims against the Armed Forces and more.

Watch PMQs from this week:

Opposition day debates

On Wednesday 27 January 2016, MPs debated reductions in housing benefit and supported housing in the House of Commons, in the first of two debates to take place on subjects chosen by the Opposition. The second Opposition debate was on prisons and probation.

E-petitions debates

On Monday 25 January 2016, in the Westminster Hall Chamber, MPs debated an e-petition relating to tax reporting for small businesses and the self-employed.

Backbench business debates

On Monday 25 January 2016 in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in a general debate which had been scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee.

On Thursday 28 January 2016 in the Commons Chamber, MPs took part in a general debate which had been scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee.

Westminster Hall debates

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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