House of Commons debates

Monday, 11 May 2020

  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair]

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

  • Work and Pensions

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Speaker’s Statement

    1 speech

    Before calling the Prime Minister to make a statement, I would like to make a statement of my own accord. I am aware of widespread concerns across the House about delays in Government...

  • Covid-19: Strategy

    80 speeches

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to make a statement about the next steps in our battle against coronavirus and how we can, with the utmost caution, gradually begin to rebuild our...

  • Business of the House

    5 speeches

    Mr Speaker, with permission, I should like to make a short business statement. Today’s general debate on covid-19 has understandably generated a significant amount of interest from Members...

  • Business of the House (11 May)

    1 speech

    Motion made, That— (1) The following arrangements shall apply to today’s business: (2) At the conclusion of each debate, the Speaker shall put the Question on each of the motions on...

  • Personal Statement

    1 speech

    Mr Speaker, you will be aware that the Committee on Standards last week published a report following an inquiry into the use of parliamentary stationery for the purpose of a communication with my...

  • Standards

    7 speeches

    I beg to move, That this House– (1) approves the Fourth Report of the Committee on Standards (HC 212); (2) endorses the recommendations in paragraphs 36 and 37; and (3) accordingly suspends...

  • Covid-19

    63 speeches

    We now come to the general debate on covid-19. I call Minister Penny Mordaunt to move the motion. I ask her to speak for no more than 12 minutes.

  • Business without Debate

  • Committees

    • National Security Strategy

      1 speech

      Ordered, That Dame Margaret Beckett, Sarah Champion, Yvette Cooper, Mr Tobias Ellwood, Richard Graham, Darren Jones, Alicia Kearns, Angus Brendan MacNeil, Sir Robert Neill, Bob Stewart and Tom...

    • Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

      That Peter Kyle, Pat McFadden and Anna McMorrin be discharged from the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee and Judith Cummins, Ruth Jones and Charlotte Nichols be added.


      That Wayne David and Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi be discharged from the Defence Committee and Mr Kevan Jones and Derek Twigg be added.

      Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

      That Jo Stevens be discharged from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee and Alex Davies-Jones be added.


      That Fleur Anderson and Lucy Powell be discharged from the Education Committee and Dawn Butler and Kim Johnson be added.

      Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

      That Mr Toby Perkins be discharged from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee and Ian Byrne be added.

      Foreign Affairs

      That Chris Elmore and Ian Murray be discharged from the Foreign Affairs Committee and that Neil Coyle and Claudia Webbe be added.

      Future Relationship with the European Union

      That Matthew Pennycook be discharged from the Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union and Mr Barry Sheerman be added.

      Health and Social Care

      That James Murray be discharged from the Health and Social Care Committee and Barbara Keeley be added.

      Home Affairs

      That Janet Daby, Stephen Doughty and Holly Lynch be discharged from the Home Affairs Committee and Ms Diane Abbott, Andrew Gwynne and Dame Diana Johnson be added.


      That Ellie Reeves and Ms Marie Rimmer be discharged from the Justice Committee and Paula Barker and Richard Burgon be added.

      Science and Technology

      That Chi Onwurah be discharged from the Science and Technology Committee and Dawn Butler be added.


      That Liz Kendall and Alison McGovern be discharged from the Treasury Committee and Mike Hill and Siobhain McDonagh be added.

      Women and Equalities

      That Rosie Duffield be discharged from the Women and Equalities Committee and Bell Ribeiro-Addy be added.—(Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection.)

  • Adjournment

    House adjourned without Question put (Order A(5), 22 April).

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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.

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