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Live Reporting

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  1. House of Commons adjourns

    House of Commons


    MPs finish the day with an adjournment debate on asylum seeker lock-change evictions.

    In the House of Lords, peers are still going - you can watch their sitting using the stream above.

    MPs return on Monday at 14:30 BST, when they will be putting questions to Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd and her ministerial team.

  2. MPs debate report on children's food

    House of Commons



    MPs are now debating the Children's Future Food Report.

    The report follows an inquiry by the Food Foundation think tank and two parliamentary groups, which looked at the food situation of children living in poverty across the UK up until the age of 18.

    The report calls for an expansion of free school meals, and the introduction of a children's food watchdog.

  3. Watching Parliament

    You can watch events in the Commons and Lords using the video streams at the top of this page.

    And remember, you can catch up with the day's events in Parliament on Radio 4's Today in Parliament, at 23:30 BST.

  4. Debate on co-operative and mutual businesses

    House of Commons


    MPs are now debating the contribution of co-operative and mutual businesses to the UK economy.

    The motion - proposed by Labour's Gareth Thomas and Conservative Steve Baker - says such businesses "generate significant tax revenues and urges the government to review what further steps it can take to help grow the sector".

  5. Business statement

    House of Commons


    Leader of the House Mel Stride gives MPs the business for the coming week.

    His opposite number, Labour's Valerie Vaz, notes the summer recess begins on 25 July - one day after the new prime minister is expected to take office.

    She seeks a guarantee that Theresa May's successor will appear in the Commons to answer questions from MPs before then.

    Mel Stride replies: "The government is very clear that there should be an opportunity for the new prime minister to appear before this House before recess."

  6. By-election writ issued

    House of Commons


    Before Brexit questions begins, chief whip Julian Smith moves the writ for the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, triggering a by-election in that constituency.

    The vote has been triggered after 10,005 people signed a petition to remove Tory MP Chris Davies.

  7. Commons day begins with Brexit questions

    House of Commons


    Good morning and welcome to our coverage of the Houses of Parliament.

    The day in the Commons starts at 09:30 BST with questions to Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay and his ministers.

    Then Leader of the House Mel Stride will announce Commons business for the following week.

    There are two backbench debates in the afternoon:

    • The contribution of co-operative and mutual businesses to the UK economy
    • The food situation of children living in poverty across the UK

    There are no urgent questions or ministerial statements.

  8. End of business

    House of Commons


    The House has now adjourned for the day.

  9. MPs debate immigration

    House of Commons


    The Commons is now having a half-day debate on a motion on immigration in the name of the Scottish National Party.

  10. A more hard-edged and focused Johnson campaign emerges

    Norman Smith

    Assistant political editor

    The date of 31 October is significant because if Boris Johnson becomes prime minister, and he can't get his hugely ambitious deal signed off by the EU, then in four months' time he says we will be leaving come what may, do or die, without any agreement.

    Boris Johnson has pretty much locked the door and thrown away the key on that. It is au revoir, auf wiedersehen, that's it, we are out.

    Why is he doing this?

    I think, in part, to send a shiver down the spine of EU negotiators that he is not messing and that he means it.

    In part too, it is to allay the fears of some of his Brexit-backing supporters who thought he was just a little bit wobbly and left himself a tiny bit of wiggle room - no more, that's gone.

    And in part, he takes a view that Jeremy Hunt is vulnerable on this issue because he has left open the option of delay - although only a delay to sign off a deal, so perhaps a few days or weeks.

    But, above all, I think it is because Team Johnson calculates that people are bored to the back teeth of Brexit, they have had enough, they want it done and they want it over.

    And what it tells us is after days of dismal headlines about late night rows, staged photographs, the manufacture of cardboard red buses in Chez Johnson, they want a different story, and we are beginning to see emerge a much more hard-edged and focused Boris Johnson campaign.

  11. Hunt says EU has not shown UK 'respect'

    BBC Radio 2

    Leadership contender Jeremy Hunt is taking part in a phone-on on BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show.

    He agrees with a caller who says the EU is treating the UK like dirt.

    Julian Newton says that if he were in Mr Hunt’s shoes and sitting opposite EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, he would want to ask: “Why is your EU treating us like dirt?”

    Mr Hunt says: “That's exactly what I feel. I don't think they've shown respect for us at all.”

    On a lighter note, he is asked about his hobbies, and Mr Hunt reminds us of his flare for Brazilian dancing.

    But he says this summer he also wants to teach his nine-year old son how to sail.

  12. MP makes case for football club regulator

    House of Commons


    Labour’s Christian Matheson will now make his case under the ten minute rule for his bill to create an independent regulator of football clubs.

    Such legislation faces little chance of becoming law without government support and is often used as a means to raise an issue or voice an opinion on existing laws.

  13. The #indyref2 question

    BBC Politics Live

    BBC2's lunchtime political programme

    The dicussion around a second independence referendum in Scotland is in full swing on Politics Live.

    It comes after former prime minister and Scotsman Gordon Brown said the union was now at its biggest risk for more than 300 years.

    The SNP's Drew Henry says it is right to have another vote on independence - known as indyref2 - as Scottish voters were told at the time of the last one that the only way for them to stay in the EU was to stay part of the UK.

    He claims it was a "key plank" of the campaign for those against splitting.

    But Conservative Andrea Leadsom says she believes in upholding the results of referendums, and there will not be another one in Scotland.

    Labour's Danielle Rowley says every time the discussion on Scottish independence comes about it "turns to squabbling and finger-pointing" and that puts voters off altogether.

  14. Foster says relations with Dublin have deteriorated

    DUP leader Arlene Foster has said Dublin’s role in the Brexit process has damaged relations between NI and the Republic of Ireland, and “good relationships” had “fallen away” since Leo Varadkar became Taoiseach.

    Answering questions at a Policy Exchange event in London, she said: “I really regret that because what we want to have is a good relationship with our nearest neighbour.

    “We want to make sure that we can continue to trade with our nearest neighbour, but there has to also be a recognition that due to the principle of consent we're part of the United Kingdom, and that has to be recognised and respected. And I think there hasn't been enough respect for that in the past."

  15. PMQs concludes

    House of Commons


    PMQs has now come to an end, and MPs will be given the opportunity to make points of order.

  16. MP asks May to fund sprinklers in residential buildings

    House of Commons


    Labour's Emma Dent Coad, MP for Kensington - the constituency in which the Grenfell fire took place - asks Theresa May to commit to funding the retro-fitting of sprinklers to all residential buildings in the wake of the disaster.

    She also asks her to set up a social housing regulator "with teeth".

    In reply, Theresa May says the government is looking at housing regulations "across the board", including making sure the voices of social tenants are properly heard.

    She says a report into the 2009 fire at Lakanal House in Camberwell did not recommend the fitting of sprinklers on all buildings.