House of Commons business papers

Summary Agenda and Order of Business

Get an overview of what is going on in the House of Commons Chamber and in Westminster Hall

Future Business

Find out what business is scheduled for the Commons Chamber and Westminster Hall

Private Business

View private bills to be taken on the current day either in the House of Commons or in Committee

Votes and Proceedings

View the formal record of the proceedings of the House of Commons from the previous day’s sitting

Early Day Motions

Read all the Early Day Motions (EDMs) submitted for debate in the House of Commons

Deferred Divisions

Read a list of all questions that are to be decided by deferred divisions

European Business

Find out what business is to be considered in European Committees or on the floor of the House

Public Bill List

Lists the progress of all public bills presented in the current session

Deposited papers

Search for Deposited Papers from 1987 to the present

List of Statutory Instruments

Details of statutory instruments subject to negative and affirmative procedure, and those not subject to any parliamentary procedure

Private Bill List

List of Private Bills and their proceedings in the House of Commons

Draft Legislative Reform Orders

Read this list for details of progress on proposals and draft orders currently before the House under the Legislative and Regulatory Reform Act 2006


The Official Report (Hansard) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings in the House of Commons. There is also an official report of the House of Lords known as Lords Hansard.

Bills before Parliament

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Committees, made up of MPs or Lords, examine issues in detail such as new legislation or topics like the economy. Watch democracy in action by attending a public committee session.