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24 Jan 2020, 6:30 p.m.
If you missed what happened in the House of Commons this week then catch up with our summary at the link below. Featuring: the Queen's Speech, PMQs, 2 statements, 1 urgent question, the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Report I and the Withdrawal Agreement Bill. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ - Link

Bills before Parliament

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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.

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Department News (from Departmental twitter feeds)
25 Jan 2020, 8:07 a.m.
Cabinet Office
Happy #CNY2020 to everyone in China, the UK and around the world welcoming the #YearoftheRat. The Chinese community makes an enormous contribution to UK society. https://t.co/g7KXfxcRMe - Link
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Thursday, January 23rd in the Commons

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House of Commons Chamber

Business of the House (Leader of the House)
(86 Speeches)
Contributing Ministers
Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg - Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

Wuhan Coronavirus (Department of Health and Social Care)
(21 Speeches)
Contributing Ministers
Matt Hancock - Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Holocaust Memorial Day (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
(17 Speeches)
Contributing Ministers
Luke Hall - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Holocaust Memorial Day (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
(77 Speeches)
Contributing Ministers
Luke Hall - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Adjournment Debate

UK-US Extradition Agreement (Home Office)
(4 Speeches)
Contributing Ministers
Kit Malthouse - Minister of State (Home Office)

Gender Pay Gap (Home Office)
(4 Speeches)
Contributing Ministers
Victoria Atkins - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)

Oral Answers to Questions (Department for International Trade)
(142 Speeches)
Contributing Ministers
Elizabeth Truss - Minister for Women and Equalities
Graham Stuart - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)
Conor Burns - Minister of State (Department for International Trade)
Mims Davies - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Work and Pensions)
Victoria Atkins - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
Wendy Morton - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)
Kelly Tolhurst - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Other Commons Events
Written Statements

Contingencies Fund (HM Treasury)
Contributing Ministers
Oliver Dowden - Paymaster General (HM Treasury)

Offshore Wind Projects (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Contributing Ministers
Kwasi Kwarteng - Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Royal Navy Historic Aircraft

Schools: Vocational Guidance (Department for Education)
Contributing Ministers
Michelle Donelan - Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)

EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (Cabinet Office)
Contributing Ministers
Michael Gove - Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

Government Transparency and Accountability (Cabinet Office)
Contributing Ministers
Chloe Smith - Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)

College of Policing: Annual Report and Accounts (Home Office)
Contributing Ministers
Kit Malthouse - Minister of State (Home Office)

Dartford-Thurrock and Severn Crossings: Accounts (Department for Transport)
Contributing Ministers
George Freeman - Minister of State (Department for Transport)

Westminster Hall

Assisted Dying Law (Ministry of Justice)
(61 Speeches)
Contributing Ministers
Chris Philp - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)

Public Transport: North Staffordshire (HM Treasury)
(16 Speeches)
Contributing Ministers
Ms Nusrat Ghani - Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip)