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19 Jul 2019, 10:48 a.m.
It's been a busy week for legislation in the Commons with four bills being scrutinised. If you've missed any of what's happened, need a recap or just want an impartial overview of all that's happened this week, our weekly round-up is for you. #ICYMI - Link

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Bills before Parliament

Government Bills utilise Government Parliamentary time, timetabling motions and (subject to total time available in the session) are likely to pass.

Private Member's Bills can be proposed by any member in the Commons or Lords, but have limited time to complete their passage. Of hundreds proposed, only a few will become law each year.

Royal Assent signifies the bill has completed passage by Parliament, and the Sovereign has signed the bill into law.


Government Departments

Departments and Ministries are the primary organisational units of the Government. Each department is headed by a Secretary of State, and is responsible for administering a defined policy area.

Departments and Ministers are scrutinised through various appearances in the House of Commons, Parliamentary Select Committees, and responding to written questions tabled by MPs and Lords.

Latest Department Information

Department News (from Departmental twitter feeds)
21 Jul 2019, 9:35 p.m.
Foreign Office 🇬🇧
Foreign Secretary @Jeremy_Hunt has this evening discussed the incident in the Strait of Hormuz with @JY_LeDrian and @HeikoMaas: https://t.co/TBVFKT0xe1 - Link
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