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By Richard Morris and Lucy Webster

All times stated are UK

  1. Keep watching

    That ends our live text coverage of Parliament for today. You can keep watching on the BBC Parliament channel, and on our live streams at the top of this page.

  2. Momentum backs Long-Bailey

    Rebecca Long-Bailey

    Labour grassroots campaign group Momentum has given its backing to Rebecca Long-Bailey in the party's leadership contest.

    In a members' ballot, 70.42% of respondents backed a proposal from the group's leadership to support the shadow business secretary.

    Members also voted to support shadow education secretary Angela Rayner for deputy, with 52.15% voting in favour.

    Momentum says it "will now launch a huge campaign and mobilise thousands of supporters to elect Rebecca Long-Bailey".

    It plans to "host hundreds of phone banks across the country" and "use peer-to-peer calling apps to enable supporters to make hundreds of thousands of calls to Labour members".

    Mrs Long-Bailey said: “I am proud and beyond grateful to be backed by an organisation that has revolutionised how we campaign.

    "I will deliver on the trust Momentum members have placed in me, with a plan to win the next general election and transform our country for the future.”

    The group numbers around 40,000 members, 7,395 of whom participated.

    The decision not to ballot members on the other leadership candidates had been criticised by former Momentum national coordinator Laura Parker. She tweeted: "Members should be able to choose from all leader and deputy leader candidates."

  3. Defence secretary: Don't take too much from PM's comment on Iran

    This morning Defence Secretary Ben Wallace hosted his German counterpart Annnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

    Mr Wallace was asked whether the prime pinister was right to suggest that a new Donald Trump-negotiated Iran nuclear deal could be the way forward if the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the JCPOA, didn’t have support from either the Iranians or the US.

    Downplaying the significance of Boris Johnson’s apparent backing for a new Trump-led deal, Mr Wallace said: “I don’t think anyone should look to much into either statement. We want the JCPOA to succeed.

    "We don’t think it is finished, there is still life in it, but we also want Iran to play its full part as a civilised nation in the world and to do that it must address some of its other behaviours."

    The defence secretary was also asked to respond to comments from Iran's President Hassan Rouhani about European troops serving in the Middle East. Mr Wallace said: “We take all our threats seriously and the United Kingdom will do what it has to do to protect both itself and its allies in theatre and further afield.”

    In a more lighthearted moment, there was a joke about the impending cabinet reshuffles in both the UK and Germany.

    Mr Wallace asked his counterpart: “I’ve got a month, how about you?”

  4. Union to ballot members on Labour leader

    The Transport Salaried Staffs' Association (TSSA) will ballot members over the union's support for either Sir Keir Starmer or Rebecca Long-Bailey in the Labour leadership contest.

    General secretary Manuel Cortes said the union's executive committee had questioned the candidates for leader and deputy leader and had decided "that our members who pay our political levy will have the final say on who our union will nominate."

    He said the committee had decided Mrs Long-Bailey or Sir Keir could each "make a great leader of our party," and that Angela Rayner and Rosena Allin-Khan "also cut the mustard when it comes to becoming our deputy leader."

    "Our members will now get the final say, through a ballot, on which of these excellent candidates we will nominate," Mr Cortes said.

  5. Former MP running Burgon deputy leadership campaign

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    Ms Pidcock was seen as a rising star in the Labour party before losing her North West Durham seat at last year's election.

  6. Senior peer backs Starmer

    BBC Politics Live

    BBC2's lunchtime political programme

    Labour’s leader in the House of Lords, Baroness Smith of Basildon reveals on Politics Live that she will be supporting Sir Keir Starmer for the Labour leadership.

    Baroness Smith told Andrew Neil: “I know all the ones that are standing for leader. I see them as friends. My preference is for Keir Starmer.”

    “I’ve worked with Keir the most over a number of issues, but I have to say I’m impressed with all the candidates and I am actually really pleased that people are seeing a showcase of Labour candidates.”

  7. Government 'already delivering' on health promises

    Queen's speech debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Matt Hancock

    Health Secretary Matt Hancock says the government is "already delivering" on promises made in health and social care laid out in the Conservative manifesto.

    He says the government has started "a process" to try and solve problems with the NHS pension scheme and taxation.

    Mr Hancock says that "modern technology is critical" in making sure that the NHS can continue to allow its staff to do their jobs better.

    He says that the future of the NHS is "more local and more specialist at the same time". He adds that the government wants to provide more community services.

  8. MPs continue debate on Queen's Speech

    Queen's Speech debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Jonathan Ashworth

    The debate on health and social care, as part of the Queen's Speech, is started by shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth.

    He says this isn't just a motion on healthcare, but it is a motion on children denied mental healthcare, those having surgery deferred and those on waiting lists for cancer treatment.

    He argues there is a consensus, cross-party, from former Labour and Conservative ministers in health, that there should be free personal social care.

    Mr Ashworth argues that the current direction of travel will lead to more fragmentation and spending from individuals on social care for those who need it.

  9. Lords continuing Brexit debate

    Brexit debate

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    The House of Lords is debating amendments to the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the legislation that puts the government's Brexit deal into law.

    This is the last day of the bill's Lords committee stage, where they can debate amendments.

    If no amendments are passed, the Lords moves onto a final vote on the bill next week. If passed in this way, the bill goes for Royal Assent and becomes law.

    If the Lords amend the bill, it returns to the Commons to be debated in its new form, in a process known as ping-pong.

  10. Theresa May questions NI border implications

    Northern Ireland statement

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Theresa May

    Former prime minister Theresa May stands from the backbenches to congratulate those who have worked on restoration of devolution at Stormont. She asks what the implications are for future trade deals between the UK and EU under the border commitments signed in the deal.

    Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith says the deal guarantees a seat at the table as the government pursues its Brexit deal.

    The deal also "reconfirms the fact" that all matters in the Brexit deal are "subject to the consent of the Northern Ireland Assembly", he says.

  11. Labour responds to Northern Ireland statement

    Northern Ireland statement

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Tony Lloyd

    Shadow Northern Ireland secretary Tony Lloyd thanks Julian Smith for his work in making sure that Stormont could re-form.

    He says that starting the executive matters hugely to everyone in the UK, but particularly those in Northern Ireland.

    He raises concerns that the nurses' pay parity, negotiated as part of the deal to make sure nurses are paid the same in NI as the rest of the country, will be an ongoing regular cost of £200m, rather than being covered by one off extra payments to the region.

    He warns that it's possible the money paid will not be adequate for Northern Ireland. He says he doesn't want the cross-party work of the Assembly to be spoiled by a "penny-pinching attitude" from government in Westminster.

    Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith responds that "this is the best financial deal of any Northern Ireland talks".

    "This is an injection for this talks process, £1bn of new money," he states.

  12. MPs hear statement on Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland statement

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Julian Smith

    Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith thanks all parties involved in Northern Ireland and Westminster in getting the Stormont Assembly functioning again.

    He says that MLAs in Northern Ireland will now be able to get on with NHS functions, policing, education and other matters.

    The deal also gives Northern Ireland a seat at the table when the Northern Ireland Protocol is discussed and negotiated with the European Union.

    Over the next five years, there will be £1bn for Northern Ireland in infrastructure, as well as a further £1bn to increase public service spending in the region.

  13. Commons business in detail

    Business statement

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    The House of Commons have now tweeted out their schedule for the coming two weeks.

    Business for next week
    Business for week commencing 27 January
  14. What's going on next week in Parliament?

    Business statement

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Jacob Rees-Mogg

    Business for the coming week has been announced by Leader of the House, Jacob Rees-Mogg.

    • Monday - continuation of the Queen's Speech debate
    • Tuesday - legislation on direct payments to farmers
    • Wednesday - Lords amendments to the Brexit bill, if necessary, followed by the telecommunications bill
    • Thursday - General debate on Holocaust Memorial Day
  15. What is the government doing about hate crime?

    Attorney General questions

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Bob Blackman

    Earlier, Conservative Bob Blackman raised a question saying that anti-Semitism and hate crimes are on the rise across the country.

    Solicitor General Michael Ellis said that mandatory hate crime training has been developed for the Crown Prosecution Service by members of the community. The CPS has also refreshed guidance on anti-Semitism for lawyers, he told MPs.

  16. Domestic abuse prosecution rates raised

    Attorney General questions

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Dame Diana Johnson

    Labour's Diana Johnson says that domestic abuse crime reporting has gone up, but referrals to the Crown Prosecution Service have fallen - and asks why this has happened.

    Solicitor General Michael Ellis says that implementation of domestic abuse laws are done at a "multi-agency level" and prosecutions for crimes against women and girls have risen by 26%.

    He adds that he accepts more needs to be done.

  17. Free TV licences raised by MP

    Digital, Culture, Media and Sport questions

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Ruth Jones

    Labour's Ruth Jones asks if the government will maintain free TV licences for over 75s. She says pensioners shouldn't have to decide between paying a TV licence, and heating or eating.

    Culture Minister Nigel Adams says that the licence fee concession should be funded by the BBC. He says that the BBC reached a good deal with the Treasury in 2016 and received more funding by the closing of the so-called 'iPlayer loophole', meaning that people should still pay a TV licence even if they only use the iPlayer service.

  18. Roll-out of gigabit broadband questioned

    Digital, Culture, Media and Sport questions

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Tracey Crouch

    The first question comes from Conservative Tracey Crouch, a former sport minister, who asks what the government is doing to roll-out full gigabit broadband to every home and business by 2025.

    She says that many in her constituency cannot access even current high speed broadband standards.

    Digital Minister Matt Warman says that the government intends to remove all 'notspots' by 2025 in rural areas. He says later on this year, customers in rural areas will already start receiving increases in speed, when universal service obligations are increased to 10Mbps.

  19. What's on today?

    MPs will be continuing their debate of the Queen's Speech, focusing today on health and social care.

    After that, there'll be an adjournment debate on protections for new home buyers.

    Before all of this, the day starts with Digital, Culture, Media and Sport questions and Attorney General questions. MPs will also hear upcoming business for the week ahead in the business statement at around 11:30 GMT.

    There'll be a statement on the re-forming of the Northern Ireland executive by Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith at 10:30.

    In the Lords, they'll be continuing their committee stage debate on the European Union Withdrawal Bill. They're also having a short debate on the use of drones for warfare, particularly in the case of killing the Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani.

  20. Good morning

    The Commons gets going at 09:30 GMT and we'll be bringing you live streams from the chamber - and the House of Lords, when business begins there at 11:00.

    The main focus of today's business in the Commons is debate on the Queen's Speech, while peers continue to examine the Brexit bill.