House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

  • Prayers - [Mr Speaker in the Chair]

    Virtual participation in proceedings commenced (Orders, 4 June and 30 December 2020). [NB: [V] denotes a Member participating virtually.]

    • Speaker’s Statement

      1 speech

      Today marks the fifth anniversary of the death of our friend and colleague Jo Cox, who was murdered on her way to meet constituents in her Batley and Spen constituency. She was doing what so many...

  • Business before Questions

  • Northern Ireland

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Prime Minister

    Before we start Prime Minister’s questions, I would like to point out that the British sign language interpretation of proceedings is available to watch on parliamentlive.tv. I call Sir...

  • G7 and NATO Summits

    125 speeches

    With permission, Mr Speaker, I will make a statement on the G7 summit I chaired in Carbis Bay and the NATO summit in Brussels. Let me first thank the people of Cornwall, Carbis Bay and St Ives...

  • Economy Update

    64 speeches

    Before I make my statement, I add my appreciation to that of colleagues for Sir Roy Stone and the contribution he has made during his time in the House. There is little doubt that the four-week...

  • Bills Presented

    • Education (Careers Guidance in Schools) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mark Jenkinson presented a Bill to extend the duty to provide careers guidance in schools. Bill read the First time; to be read a Second...

    • Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Barry Gardiner, supported by Robert Halfon, Gavin Newlands, Christine Jardine, Caroline Lucas, Sammy Wilson, Ben Lake, Andy McDonald, Dawn...

      Menopause (Support and Services) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Carolyn Harris, supported by Judith Cummins, Peter Dowd, Rosie Duffield, Nick Smith, Karin Smyth, Jim Shannon, Tracey Crouch, Jackie...

      Down Syndrome Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Dr Liam Fox, supported by Ben Lake, Ian Paisley, Dr Lisa Cameron, Mark Logan, Nick Fletcher, Layla Moran, Darren Jones, James Daly, Mrs...

      Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum Age) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Sajid Javid, supported by Mrs Pauline Latham, Robert Halfon, Sir Graham Brady, Philip Davies, Sarah Champion, Mrs Maria Miller, Alun...

      Copyright (Rights and Remuneration of Musicians, Etc.) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Kevin Brennan, supported by Ms Karen Buck, Damian Green, Alex Davies-Jones, Claire Hanna, Sir Greg Knight, Ben Lake, Esther McVey, Abena...

      Medical Cannabis (Access) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Jeff Smith presented a Bill to make provision about access to cannabis for medical reasons; and for connected purposes. Bill read the First...

      Climate Change Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Colum Eastwood, supported by Clare Hanna, presented a Bill to place a duty on the government to declare a climate emergency; to amend the...

      Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Peter Gibson, supported by Daniel Zeichner, Caroline Nokes, Mr Robert Goodwill, Sarah Champion, Sir John Hayes, Ms Nusrat Ghani, Esther...

      Planning (Enforcement) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Dr Ben Spencer presented a Bill to create offences relating to repeat breaches of planning controls; to make provision about penalties for...

      Cultural Objects (Protection from Seizure) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mel Stride presented a Bill to extend the protection from seizure or forfeiture given to cultural objects. Bill read the First time; to be...

      Pension Schemes (Conversion of Guaranteed Minimum Pensions) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Margaret Ferrier presented a Bill to make provision about the amendment of pension schemes so as to provide for the conversion of rights to...

      Childcare Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Matt Rodda presented a Bill to enable provision to be made for appeals relating to free childcare for young children of working parents to...

      Glue Traps (Offences) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Jane Stevenson presented a Bill to make certain uses of glue traps an offence; and for connected purposes. Bill read the First time; to be...

      Acquired Brain Injury Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Chris Bryant presented a Bill to make provision about meeting the needs of adults and children with an acquired brain injury; and for...

      Local Government (Disqualification) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Sir Paul Beresford presented a Bill to make provision about the grounds on which a person is disqualified from being elected to, or...

      Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Disabled Persons) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Jeremy Wright presented a Bill to make provision relating to the carrying of disabled persons by taxis and private hire vehicles. Bill read...

      Hare Coursing Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Richard Fuller presented a Bill to make provision about hare coursing offences; to increase penalties for such offences; and for connected...

      Animals (Penalty Notices) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Andrew Rosindell, supported by Sir David Amess, Tom Hunt, Mrs Sheryll Murray, Bob Stewart, Alexander Stafford, Theresa Villiers, Chris...

      British Sign Language Bill

      1 speech

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Rosie Cooper presented a Bill to declare British Sign Language (BSL) an official language of the United Kingdom; to provide for a British...

  • Business of the House (Today)

    Ordered, That, at this day sitting, notwithstanding the provisions of Standing Order No. 16(1) (Proceedings under an Act or on European Union documents), the Speaker shall put the Questions...

  • Coronavirus

    134 speeches

    The business of the House motion just agreed to by the House provides for motions No. 2 and No.3 on today’s Order Paper to be debated together. The question on each motion will be put...

  • Proceedings During the Pandemic

    Motion made, and Question put, That (1) the Order of 2 June 2020 (Proceedings during the pandemic (No. 2)), as amended on 1 July, 2 September and 22 October 2020 and 25 March, the Order of...

  • Business without Debate

  • Delegated Legislation

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),

    • Constitutional Law

      That the draft UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021 (Consequential Provisions and Modifications) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 14 April, in...

  • Anti-loitering Devices: Safety

    4 speeches

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

  • Members Eligible for a Proxy Vote

    The following is the list of Members currently certified as eligible for a proxy vote, and of the Members nominated as their proxy: Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) (Lab)...

  • Deferred Division

    • Climate Change

      That the draft Climate Change Act 2008 (Credit Limit) Order 2021, which was laid before this House on 13 May, be approved.

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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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