House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair]

    The House entered into hybrid scrutiny proceedings (Order, 21 April). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]

  • Speaker's Statement

    1 speech

    Yesterday, the House agreed to a motion to allow Members to participate virtually in proceedings of the House, for the first time in 700 years of history of the House of Commons. I would like to...

  • Wales

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Covid-19 Response

    44 speeches

    We will run the statement for 45 minutes. The time available for opening contributions is 10 minutes for the Secretary of State, five minutes for the Opposition, and two minutes for the Scottish...

  • Public Advocate

    1 speech

    Motion for leave to bring in a Bill ( Standing Order No. 23)

  • Select Committee Chair By-election

    1 speech

    Ordered, That: (1) In the case of a ballot for a select committee chair vacancy to which the provisions of Standing Orders Nos. 122B and 122C apply, the following provisions shall apply for the...

  • Business of the House (Private Members' Bills)

    Ordered, That (1) the Resolution of the House of 16 January 2020 (Business of the House (Private Members’ Bills)), as amended by the Order of the House of 25 March 2020 (Business of the...

  • Medicines and Medical Devices Bill (Programme) (No.2)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(5)), That the Order of 2 March (Medicines and Medical Devices Bill: Programme) be varied as follows: In paragraph (2) of the...

  • Hybrid Substantive Proceedings

    1 speech

    I beg to move, That the following orders be made and have effect until 12 May:

  • Hybrid proceedings

    (1) The House shall sit at 2.30pm on Mondays and 11.30am on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and on each day the business of the House shall comprise only hybrid proceedings. (2) Hybrid proceedings...

  • Substantive proceedings

    (1) Substantive proceedings comprise: (a) motions in the name of a minister of the crown; (b) presentation of bills; (c) subsequent proceedings on public bills introduced by a minister of the...

  • Presentation of bills

    (1) A public bill, of whose presentation notice has been given and whose title has been read by the Clerk, shall be deemed to have been read the first time and to have been ordered to have been...

  • Supplementary provisions

    (1) Standing Orders Nos 7, 8, 9, 23, paragraph (5) of Standing Order No 47 and Standing Orders Nos 83J to 83X shall not have effect. (2) In any case where the Speaker has ordered the withdrawal...

  • Consequential amendments

    6 speeches

    That the following amendments be made to the orders of 21 April (Hybrid scrutiny proceedings): (1) In Order A (scrutiny proceedings), leave out paragraphs (1), (6) and (7); (2) In Order C...

  • Remote Voting

    2 speeches

    Before I call the Leader of the House to move motion 6, I should inform the House that I have selected the amendment to the motion in the name of Karen Bradley. The amendment will be debated...

  • Remote divisions

    (1) A remote division may be held only in respect of business taken in hybrid substantive proceedings. (2) With the leave of the Speaker, the Member in charge of an item of business may designate...

  • Conduct of remote divisions

    20 speeches

    (1) Members shall participate in a remote division or a remote deferred division through arrangements authorised by the Speaker. (2) A remote division shall be initiated when the Speaker puts the...

    • Adjournment

      Resolved, That this House do now adjourn.—(Michael Tomlinson.) House adjourned.

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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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