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House of Commons debates

Thursday, 19 March 2020

  • Business before Questions

    • Windrush Lessons Learned Review

      Resolved, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty, That she will be graciously pleased to give directions that there be laid before this House a Return of the Report, entitled Windrush...

  • Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • House of Commons Commission

    The hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, was asked—

    • Electronic Voting

      8 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recent assessment the Commission has made of the potential merits of introducing...

    • Covid-19: Access to House of Commons

      4 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission plans to further restrict access to the House of Commons in response to...

      Covid-19: Remote Working

      10 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what support the Parliamentary Digital Service is providing to hon. Members and staff of the...

  • Church Commissioners

    The hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners was asked—

    • Church Closure and Use

      10 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what criteria the Church of England uses to decide when to close a church and offer the building to...

    • Persecution of Christians

      4 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent assessment the commissioners have made of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s...

      Marriage and Relationship Support

      8 speeches

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what marriage and relationship support the Church of England offers to couples.

  • Coronavirus: Employment Support

    98 speeches

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement about support for the wages of employees.

  • Windrush Lessons Learned Review

    41 speeches

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement on the long-awaited Windrush lessons learned review. I dedicate this statement to the Windrush generation. I have personally been deeply moved...

  • Business of the House

    67 speeches

    The business for the week commencing 23 March will include: Monday 23 March—Consideration of a business of the House motion, followed by all stages of the Coronavirus Bill. Tuesday 24...

  • Points of Order

    7 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. In his response to my hon. Friend the Member for Windsor (Adam Afriyie), the Leader of the House answered, in effect, that the Civil Contingencies Act...

  • bills presented

    • Trade Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Elizabeth Truss, supported by The Prime Minister, Secretary Dominic Raab, Secretary George Eustice, Secretary Alister Jack,...

    • Fire Safety bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Priti Patel, supported by The Prime Minister, Secretary Matt Hancock, Secretary Robert Jenrick, Secretary Simon Hart and James...

      Coronavirus Bill

      1 speech

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Secretary Matt Hancock, supported by The Prime Minister, Secretary Priti Patel, Michael Gove, Secretary Robert Jenrick, Secretary Gavin...

  • Loan Charge 2019: Sir Amyas Morse Review

    77 speeches

    On a point of order, Mr Deputy Speaker. I am sorry to have delayed my point of order, but it is pertinent particularly to this business. May I ask why the Financial Secretary’s excellent...

  • Horizon Settlement: Future Governance of Post Office Ltd

    44 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House has considered Horizon settlement and future governance of Post Office Ltd. Innocent people jailed; individuals having their good name and livelihoods taken away...

  • Business without Debate

  • Sittings in Westminster Hall (Suspension)

    Ordered, That there shall be no sittings in Westminster Hall with effect from Friday 20 March until the House otherwise orders.—(David Rutley.)

  • Gambling Advertising in Sport

    12 speeches

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

What is this?

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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