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Live Reporting

By Lucy Webster

All times stated are UK

  1. Could the EU call time on Daylight Saving?

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    Video caption: Britain 'will oppose' any move to scrap Daylight Saving

    Britain faces being out of sync with Ireland under changes to Daylight Saving planned by the European Commission.

  2. MPs debate election

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    Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg says the government will table the motion to call a general election.

    The shadow leader, Valerie Vaz, says Labour will back an election once a no-deal Brexit is completely ruled out.

    Mr Rees-Mogg says Labour will continue to make excuses to avoid an election but no deal is off the table.

  3. MPs vote for Queen's Speech

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    MPs have voted in favour of the Queen's Speech motion.

    The motion sets out the government's legislative agenda for the coming parliamentary session. It is highly unusual for a government to lose a Queen's Speech vote; however, as the current government does not have a majority, the result was expected to be close.

    Ayes: 310

    Noes: 294

    Majority: 16

    However, if the prime minister succeeds in his bid, announced this afternoon, to hold an election in December, much of this Queen's Speech will not be acted upon, unless the same plans are brought forward in the new Parliament.

  4. MPs vote against SNP amendment

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    MPs have voted against the SNP's amendment to the government's Queen's Speech.

    Ayes: 64

    Noes: 310

    Majority: 246

    The amendment called on the government to maintain freedom of movement between the UK and Europe. It also called on the UK government to match the Scottish government's commitment to a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2045, and called for relaxing the freeze on benefits. It finished by calling for a pause on the ratification of the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill until it has been approved by the Welsh Senedd and Scottish Parliament.

  5. MPs vote against Labour amendment

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    MPs have voted down the Labour amendment to the government's Queen's Speech.

    Ayes: 293

    Noes: 311

    Majority: 18

    The amendment said the Queen's Speech did not address rebuilding the economy or tackle the housing crisis, and "further pushes public services into crisis". It called on the government to introduce measures on these issues, as well as the "climate emergency".

  6. Speaker selects amendments

    Commons Speaker John Bercow has selected which amendments will be debated during the final day of debate on the Queen's Speech, the outline of the government's legislative agenda.

    The first comes from Labour. It says the Queen's Speech does not address rebuilding the economy or tackle the housing crisis, and "further pushes public services into crisis". It calls on the government to introduce measures on these issues, as well as the "climate emergency".

    The other selected amendment was tabled by the SNP. It calls on the government to maintain freedom of movement between the UK and Europe. It also calls on the UK government to match the Scottish government's commitment to a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target by 2045, and calls for relaxing the freeze on benefits. It finishes by calling for a pause on the ratification of the EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill until it has been approved by the Welsh Senedd and Scottish Parliament.

    The Speaker did not select an amendment calling for a second referendum on EU membership.

  7. Thursday in the Commons

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    Good morning from Westminster.

    Today is the final day of debate on the government's legislative agenda, as outlined in the Queen's Speech earlier this month. It will be put to a vote later, with the result after 17.00 BST.

    The day in the Commons has just begun, however, with questions to Transport Secretary Grant Shapps and his team of ministers.

    This will be followed by an urgent question from Labour’s Tony Lloyd on customs checks on goods moving from Northern Ireland to Great Britain after Brexit.

    The government will also unveil the business for the House of Commons in the week ahead.