House of Commons debates

Wednesday, 6 December 2023

  • Prayers

    The Clerk at the Table having informed the House of the unavoidable absence, through illness, of the Speaker from the sittings of the House this week, the Chairman of Ways and Means took the...

  • Wales

    The Secretary of State was asked—

  • Prime Minister

    The Prime Minister was asked—

  • Hillsborough: Bishop James Jones Report

    49 speeches

    With permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I would like to make a statement on the Government’s response to Bishop James Jones’s report, “‘The patronising disposition of...

  • Gender Recognition

    57 speeches

    It is this Government’s policy that the UK does not recognise self-identification for the purpose of obtaining a gender recognition certificate. However, the Government are determined that...

  • Points of Order

    13 speeches

    Several hon. Members: rose—

  • Personal Statement

    2 speeches

    Before I call the right hon. and learned Member for Fareham (Suella Braverman) to make her personal statement, I remind the House that such statements are heard in silence and without...

  • Bills Presented

    • Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Julie Elliott, supported by Dame Angela Eagle, Damian Green, Siobhain McDonagh, Yvonne Fovargue, Wendy Chamberlain, Sir Mark Hendrick, Ian...

    • Shared Parental Leave and Pay (Bereavement) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Chris Elmore presented a Bill to make provision about shared parental leave and pay in certain cases where a mother has died; and for...

      Pensions (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr Laurence Robertson presented a Bill to change the period of life expectancy relevant to certain pension rules. Bill read the First time;...

      Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Christian Wakeford, on behalf of Wayne David, presented a Bill to make provision about the misuse of litigation to suppress freedom of...

      Conversion Practices (Prohibition) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Alicia Kearns, on behalf of Lloyd Russell-Moyle, supported by Elliot Colburn, Mr William Wragg, Dr Jamie Wallis, Caroline Nokes, Gary...

      Animal Welfare (Import of Dogs, Cats and Ferrets) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Selaine Saxby presented a Bill to make provision for and in connection with restricting the importation and non-commercial movement of...

      Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mark Tami, on behalf of John Spellar, supported by Henry Smith, presented a Bill to make provision prohibiting the import of hunting...

      High Streets (Designation, Review and Improvement Plan) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Jack Brereton, supported by Jonathan Gullis, Jo Gideon, Eddie Hughes, Andrew Lewer, Grahame Morris, Damien Moore, Martin Vickers, David...

      Pet Abduction Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Anna Firth presented a Bill to create offences of dog abduction and cat abduction and to confer a power to make corresponding provision...

      Joint Enterprise (Significant Contribution) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Kim Johnson, supported by Sir Robert Neill, Mr Barry Sheerman, John McDonnell, Paula Barker, Rachel Hopkins, Kate Osamor, Liz Saville...

      Space Industry (Indemnities) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mr Jonathan Lord presented a Bill to require operator licences authorising the carrying out of spaceflight activities to specify the...

      Public Procurement (British Goods and Services) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Sarah Champion presented a Bill to make provision about public procurement in respect of British goods and services; and for connected...

      Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Gareth Johnson, supported by Sir David Evennett, Mr Louie French, Dean Russell, Sir Robert Goodwill, Theresa Villiers, Elliot Colburn, Bob...

      Unauthorised Entry to Football Matches Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Kevin Brennan, supported by Steve Brine, Dame Caroline Dinenage, Clive Efford, Julie Elliott, Damian Green, Dr Rupa Huq, Simon Jupp, Jane...

      Licensing Hours Extensions Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck presented a Bill to amend the Licensing Act 2003 so that licensing hours orders can be made by negative resolution...

      British Citizenship (Northern Ireland) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Gavin Robinson presented a Bill to make provision about British citizenship in respect of people born in Ireland after 31 December 1948...

      Community and Suspended Sentences (Notification of Details) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Ruth Jones presented a Bill to require offenders serving community and certain other sentences to provide information about names used and...

      Health and Equality Acts (Amendment) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Elizabeth Truss, supported by Dame Priti Patel, Ian Paisley, Jackie Doyle-Price, Dr Caroline Johnson, Nick Fletcher, Miriam Cates, Ben...

      Hereditary Titles (Female Succession) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Harriett Baldwin, supported by Ms Harriet Harman, Nickie Aiken, Tim Loughton, Sarah Champion, Philip Davies, Dame Maria Miller and Jess...

      Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill

      Presentation and First Reading ( Standing Order No. 57) Anne McLaughlin presented a Bill to make provision for a compulsory registration scheme for certain off-road vehicles; to require such...

  • Sentencing Bill

    76 speeches

    Second Reading [Relevant documents: Tenth Report of the Justice Committee of Session 2022-23, Public opinion and understanding of sentencing, HC 305; Correspondence from the Chair of the Justice...

  • Sentencing Bill (Programme)

    Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 83A(7)), That the following provisions shall apply to the Sentencing Bill: Committal (1) The Bill shall be committed to a Committee of...

  • UK-Rwanda Partnership

    110 speeches

    With permission, Madam Deputy Speaker, I will make a statement about the Government’s plan to stop the boats and tackle the vile trade in people smuggled across the channel. Three weeks...

  • Business without Debate

  • Delegated Legislation

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

    • Plant Health

      That the draft Plant Health etc. (Miscellaneous Fees) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2023, which were laid before this House on 26 October, in the last session of Parliament, be...

    • Retained EU Law Reform

      That the draft Employment Rights (Amendment, Revocation and Transitional Provision) Regulations 2023, which were laid before this House on 7 November, be approved.—(Aaron Bell.) Question...

      Financial Services and Markets

      That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2023, which was laid before this House on 7 November, be approved.—(Aaron Bell.)...

      Financial Services and Markets

      That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2023 (Benchmarks and Capital Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2023, which were laid before this House on 7 November, be...

      Financial Services and Markets

      That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2023 (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2023, which were laid before this House on 7 November, be approved.—(Aaron Bell.) Question...

  • Bank Profits: Windfall Tax

    10 speeches

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

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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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