View future events by the following categories:Adjournment Debates (5) • Backbench Business Debates (3) • Departmental Questions (14) • Opposition Day Debates (3) • Westminster Hall Debates (0) • Ten Minute Bills (6) • Select Committee Meetings (50) • Secondary Legislation (4) • Government Bills (12) • Private Members Bills (2)
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Adjournment debates are 30 minute debates at the conclusion of Parliamentary days Monday - Thurday.
A backbencher raises a topic of their choosing and the relevant Minister responds. There is no vote taken at the conclusion of the debate.
The Backbench Business Committee is allocated 35 days of the Parliamentary Sitting for debates of the Committee's choice.
Debates may be on topics of general interest or following Select Committee activity. The debate is opened by the backbench MP in whose name the motion was tabled, and concludes with speeches from Shadow and Government Ministers. Debates may conclude with a vote on the motion.
Government Departments attend the Dispatch Box on a rota basis to face questions from Shadow Ministers and backbenchers
Oral and Topical Questions is the first scheduled event of the Parliamentary day Monday -Thursday.
Ten Minute Bills are an opportunity for backbenchers to give a 10 minute speech as the First Reading for a proposed Bill.
They are scheduled for immediately after Question Time to give the largest possible attendence.
Westminster Hall is a forum for debates outside the Main Chamber.
As with Adjournment Debates, issues are tabled by backbench MPs and a Government Minister will respond without a vote being taken.
Opposition Days are designated days where the Opposition can table a motion for debate with a concluding vote that is non-binding on the Government.
The creation of Secondary (or Delegated) Legislation is a power issued to the Goverment by an Act of Parliament.
Certain secondary legislation requires the assessment and approval of Parliament, which is performed by Delegated Legislation Committees.
Select Committees perform oversight of the Government and scrutiny of legislation
Dates have been set for the following Government Bill debates
Dates have been set for the following Private Members Bill debates