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Summary

  1. Day started with questions on international trade; and women and equalities
  2. Two urgent questions: on adult social care and JobCentre Plus closures
  3. Business statement outlined forthcoming debates
  4. Debate on Brexit and global trade
  5. Peers question ministers, then take part in three debates

Live Reporting

By Esther Webber and Patrick Cowling

All times stated are UK

  1. What did Liam Fox say to MPs about the media and Brexit?

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    International Trade Secretary Liam Fox attacked the BBC and other media organisations for preferring to see "Britain fail than see Brexit succeed".

    Leave-supporting Dr Fox made the comments in response to concerns that negative media coverage was undermining efforts to make trade deals with countries outside the EU.

    Conservative Nigel Evans said during the morning questions session that there were good prospects for trade deals, "but every time I open a newspaper or listen to the radio or TV the story is done very negatively".

    Mr Evans put it to the international trade secretary that this was "wrong and undermines the work he's doing".

    Liam Fox responded: "Some elements of our media would rather see Britain fail than Brexit succeed."

    The BBC rarely reports positive economic news without adding "despite Brexit", Dr Fox said.

  2. End of business in the Commons

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    The House of Commons has now adjourned, and will return on Monday at 2.30pm.

  3. Minister: Emergency services at Southend to be maintained

    Adjournment debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Health Minister Steve Brine says no single preferred option for consultation on Southend Hospital has been arrived at.

    He also specifies that under all the different options, emergency services would still be provided there.

  4. House of Lords adjourns

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    The debate finishes and the House of Lords adjourns for the day, and indeed the week.

    Peers return at 2.30pm on Monday.

  5. Peer to peer learning

    Financial inclusion debate

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Minister Lord Bates

    Minister Lord Bates now concludes the debate for the government.

    He says that the government will publish its position on this issue soon, and tells peers that the UK must be aware of the pace of change in technology - which he calls "frenetic".

    The minister also mentions new abilities for "peer to peer learning," which he says may need a nuanced definition in this chamber.

  6. Southend MP takes a stand against hospital downgrading

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Conservative Sir David Amess opens the adjournment debate on the future of Southend Hospital, confessing himself "furious".

    "There's no way I'm going to allow Southend Hospital to be downgraded," he declares.

    He says the idea people can be transferred to Basildon accident and emergency "is just not on".

  7. Minister: We're putting trade at the heart of government

    Global trade debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Hands

    International Trade Minister Greg Hands responds for the front bench, saying the Conservatives "are putting trade at the heart of government - back where it belongs".

    He's confident there are many reasons why it is in the EU's interest and other countries' to strike trade deals with the UK, including "access to the largest capital market in the European timezone" through the City of London.

  8. What's the money of the future?

    Financial inclusion debate

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Lord Stevenson of Balmacara

    Shadow minister Lord Stevenson of Balmacara responds to the debate for the opposition.

    Speaking of the future, Lord Stevenson says the system of day to day finance is not going to change but the way it happens is going to be "radically different".

    "Physical notes and money will probably not survive coming financial revolution," he says, and urges the government to ensure there is a balanced and proportionate legal and regulatory framework in place to deal with this.

    He also calls for "high level" broadband to be introduced in the country, saying "if we are going to have this then it has to be done well".

  9. Labour: 'No deal' scenario with EU must be ruled out

    Global trade debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Esterson

    Winding up for Labour, shadow international trade minister Bill Esterson asserts that "no deal would be the worst possible deal and must be ruled out".

    He says that anyone who's run a business knows "you must look after your existing business relationships first" and if you do anything else "you do so at your peril".

  10. Financial inclusion debate

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Lord Holmes of Richmond

    Conservative peer Lord Holmes of Richmond is now leading the last debate of the afternoon on the promotion of financial inclusion through use of innovative financial solutions and new technology.

  11. Government to 'consult widely' on new domestic abuse definition

    Domestic violence debate

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Home Office minister Baroness Williams responds to the debate for the government.

    In terms of the proposed domestic abuse bill, Baroness Williams says that the government is consulting widely on the new legal definition of domestic abuse - including opportunities for parliamentarians to contribute.

    She says that the government is also committed to safely reintegrating prisoners back into the community in a controlled and supervising way.

  12. Food banks 'an absolute disgrace' - new Midlothian MP

    Global trade debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Danielle Rowley

    Labour's Danielle Rowley gives her maiden speech as the first woman to represent Midlothian.

    Speaking on the debate, she says that she will defend the rights of EU nationals living in her constituency and in the rest of the UK.

    She says that the prevalence of food banks in her area is "an absolute disgrace" and goes on to tell the government to remember that the purpose of benefits is to give a hand up not a handout.

    Danielle Rowley says that she is going to follow a message of hope for good jobs and good wages.

  13. New MP Stone hails 'mighty cairn of democracy'

    Global trade debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Stone

    The new Lib Dem MP for Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross, Jamie Stone, is making his maiden speech.

    He speaks of the special demands of his remote constituency, including the need for better maternity services and broadband.

    In a pun on his name, he says he hopes this "stone" can play a full part in "the mighty cairn that is democracy".

  14. A Tudor comparison from Lincoln

    Global trade debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Karen Lee

    Lincoln's new Labour MP Karen Lee regales her new colleagues with stories from her city's historic and more recent past.

    She says that from the development of the first tank in World War I "by a determined group of engineers" to the "recent runaway success" of Lincoln City FC when last year they became the first non-league club to reach the FA Cup's quarter finals in 103 years, Lincoln has a "proud history of going the extra mile" she says.

    She uses the history of her town again when drawing comparisons between Henry VIII and the government - comparing the Tudor monarch's looting of Lincoln cathedral with the effects of austerity.

  15. Labour welcomes domestic violence bill

    Domestic violence debate

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Baroness Gale

    Shadow minister Baroness Gale addresses the debate from the Labour frontbench and reiterates a point made by many peers on the issue of stalking.

    She says there is a need for specialist understanding, training and services to deal with these crimes and to help and protect victims.

    Labour welcomes the proposed domestic abuse bill, she says, adding that she hopes it will be a real opportunity to change the way in which we identify and respond to domestic violence and not just a consolidation of current legislation.

    Support for victims "must go further than the justice system", she says - saying that there must be support for access to mental health services, bank accounts, and welfare provisions.