House of Commons debates

Thursday, 19 December 2019

  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair]

    Message to attend Her Majesty delivered by the Lady Usher of the Black Rod. The Speaker, with the House, went up to attend Her Majesty; on their return, the Speaker suspended the sitting.

    • Members Sworn

      2 speeches

      Will Members wishing to take their seats please come to the Table? The following Members took and subscribed the Oath, or made and subscribed the Affirmation required by law: Jon Hedley Trickett,...

    • Speaker’s Statement

      3 speeches

      Colleagues, I want to begin this Session by marking the terrorist attack in London on 29 November during which Saskia Jones and Jack Merritt lost their lives. I am sure the whole House will join...

  • Outlawries Bill

    A Bill for the more effectual preventing Clandestine Outlawries was read the First time, and ordered to be read a Second time.

  • Deputy Speakers

    Ordered, That, for the period up to the first sitting day following the election of the Deputy Speakers under Standing Order No. 2A, Sir Roger Gale be Chairman of Ways and Means, Sir George...

  • Business of the House (19 and 20 December)

    5 speeches

    Before calling a Minister to move the next motion, which relates to the presentation of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill and the sitting of the House tomorrow, I want to make a...

  • Bill Presented

    • European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Stephen Barclay, supported by the Prime Minister, Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Secretary Priti Patel, Secretary...

  • Queen’s Speech

    1 speech

    I have to acquaint the House that this House has this day attended Her Majesty in the House of Peers and that Her Majesty was pleased to make a most gracious Speech from the Throne to both Houses...

  • Debate on the Address

  • Business of the House

    6 speeches

    The business will be as follows: Friday 20 December—Second Reading of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. The business for the week commencing Monday 6 January 2020 will be:...

  • Electoral Practices

    16 speeches

    Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Maggie Throup.)

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Debates in the House of Commons are an opportunity for MPs from all parties to scrutinise government legislation and raise important local, national or topical issues.

And sometimes to shout at each other.

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