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Summary

  1. Health questions to start Commons day
  2. Urgent question on public sector pay, and one on conflict in Syria
  3. Statement on new Brexit withdrawal bill
  4. Statement on immigration detention
  5. Vote on potential suspension of DUP MP Ian Paisley
  6. Debate on business arising before summer recess
  7. Select committee hearings include Brexit Committee questioning Dominic Raab
  8. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to appear at select committee
  9. Matt Hancock to answer questions at Health Committee

Live Reporting

By Richard Morris, Lucy Webster and Ryan Brown

All times stated are UK

  1. Raab outlines government's Brexit progress

    What happened?

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Dominic Raab

    Immediately after giving a statement to the Commons on Brexit, Exiting the EU Secretary Dominic Raab spoke to the Exiting the EU Committee.

    Mr Raab replaced David Davis as Brexit Secretary recently. Mr Davis quit in protest at the prime minister's proposals, as set out in the White Paper, for post-Brexit trade.

    And in a written statement today, it was announced that Theresa May is taking personal control of Brexit talks with the EU, with Dominic Raab deputising for her.

    Mr Raab, who was a leading figure in the Leave campaign in the 2016 EU referendum, insisted he had not been sidelined, telling MPs it had always been the case that Mrs May was in overall charge of the talks and the announcement amounted to some "shifting of the Whitehall deckchairs".

    The Europe Unit led by senior civil servant Olly Robbins in the Cabinet Office, which reports directly to the prime minister, will have "overall responsibility for the preparation and conduct of the negotiations", Mrs May said in her written statement.

    In his statement in the Commons, Mr Raab outlined the government White Paper saying how the UK's EU withdrawal agreement will be put into law.

    Mr Raab said the proposed Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill would deliver a "smooth and orderly" Brexit.

  2. John Campbell

    BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor

    OLLY ROBBINS

    John Campbell

    BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor

    A top civil servant tells MPs if the UK leaves the EU without a deal Brussels will insists on border checks.

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  3. Whip hopes PM does not have any 'bright ideas' on holiday

    General debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Paul Maynard

    Government Whip Paul Maynard says he is pleased to see MPs taking Public Health England's advice to stay indoors in the Chamber during the heatwave, and take part in the debate.

    He says he will pass on what has been said by MPs to the relevant government departments, where necessary.

    He adds that he is "so busy being an MP" that he does not have time to watch Game of Thrones, referring to Chris Stephens' speech earlier.

    He says that the prime minister is walking at high altitudes, but hopes that she has no "bright ideas" when she comes back from holiday.

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  4. MP banned from Commons for 30 sitting days

    Committee findings endorsed by MPs

    Sean Curran

    Parliamentary correspondent

    The DUP's Ian Paisley has been banned from the House of Commons for 30 sitting days after MPs approved a motion calling for his suspension.

    The Standards Committee recommended the punishment after it found Mr Paisley had broken parliamentary rules by not declaring two family holidays that were paid for by the Sri Lankan Government.

    The committee found that the MP also broke the rules on paid advocacy when, following the holidays, he lobbied the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, against supporting a UN inquiry into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka.

    The suspension means Mr Paisley will miss a series of debates and votes in the autumn.

    It is one of the longest bans imposed on an MP and means he could face a by election if 10% of his constituents sign a recall petition.

    Ian Paisley will also lose 30 days salary.

    Last week he made an emotional apology in the Commons. Mr Paisley was not present in the chamber when MPs approved his suspension.

  5. 'If only the prime minister had taken a different path last summer' - Labour

    General debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Karin Smyth

    Labour's Karin Smyth says "if only the prime minister had taken a different path last summer", and she criticises the government for not abiding by pairing amendments and the government attempting to "avoid scrutiny".

    She says many people are now "avoiding raising an eyebrow" to Brexit developments, and she says she wonders if that was what the government was trying to do "all along".

    She says that "Love Island is beguiling the nation," and invites MPs to visit Bristol over the summer for activities taking place during August.

  6. 'Life imitates art' - SNP

    General debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Chris Stephens

    The SNP's Chris Stephens says that "life imitates art", referencing how a female leader in Game of Thrones continues to "cling onto power".

    He says the August recess is "not a holiday" because tomorrow he is hosting a Universal Credit drop-in centre in his constituency.

    He adds that those who have interpreted for the British Army in Afghanistan are still awaiting full immigration permissions from the Home Office.

    "The public sector pay cap is still in place," he adds, because the UK government is still only allowing additional funds of 1%, he says.

  7. Chair wishes panel a 'happy and successful negotiating summer'

    Exiting the EU Committee

    Select Committee

    Parliament

    Committee chair, Hilary Benn

    The chair of the committee, Hilary Benn, says that the committee will take evidence from both Mr Robbins and Mr Raab again after the October meeting of the European Council.

    He adds that he will also expect to take evidence from them immediately after any deal is concluded with the EU, so that the committee can advise the House before they vote on the withdrawal agreement.

    Mr Benn wishes them a "happy and successful negotiating summer" and concludes the session.

  8. Brexit could 'undermine' English law as the 'gold standard'

    Exiting the EU Committee

    Select Committee

    Parliament

    Conservative MP, Jeremy Lefroy

    Conservative Jeremy Lefroy asks about derivatives and their value in the event of a no deal Brexit.

    The Brexit secretary replies there is a range of work being done on financial services and he will write to the committee.

    Mr Lefroy asks about attempts to "undermine" English law and its status as the "gold standard" in corporate law after Brexit.

    Mr Raab says the common law has been "brilliant" at absorbing different influences from the EU and the Commonwealth. He says the UK will be restoring its ability to do this in an "autonomous" way.

    He adds that the international arbitration dispute model is "attractive"

  9. DExEU White Paper 'very different' to Cabinet Office document

    Exiting the EU Committee

    Select Committee

    Parliament

    Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP

    Conservative Jacob Rees-Mogg says that the general principle that advisers advise and ministers decide is one that applies. He adds that criticisms of Olly Robbins as the driver behind policy are "unfair".

    He asks Mr Robbins about his relationship with the two secretaries of state and asks if David Davis had received all the advice.

    The prime minister's Europe Adviser says the two teams of civil servants, under the PM and the Brexit secretary, worked closely.

    Mr Robbins says it is more "efficient" if there is a joint stream of advice.

    The Conservative MP then asks if when the Chequers papers were prepared for the Cabinet.

    Olly Robbins replies about two weeks before.

    Mr Rees-Mogg says it is peculiar that the DExEU draft White Paper seemed to be "very different" from the Cabinet Office document.

    Mr Robbins says there was no "twist in the road" where one White Paper was "done away with".

  10. Jared O'Mara makes maiden speech

    General debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Jared O'Mara

    Independent MP Jared O'Mara says that he has been unable to speak in Parliament since being elected, but now has the confidence to do it.

    Mr O'Mara was elected in last year's general election as a Labour MP, but was suspended from the party when offensive comments he made online surfaced. He was reinstated by the Labour party, but then resigned and now sits as an independent.

    He says he is autistic, suffers from cerebral palsy and has other disabilities.

    He pays tribute to Nick Clegg, the previous MP, for his hard work for the constituency.

    His constituency is "unfairly typecast" as being not diverse and one of the most wealthy in the north, he tells MPs.

    "Hallam, is, in fact, the very epitome of multiculturalism," he states.

    He says he will be "the best MP that I can possibly be" when he returns to the Commons in September.

  11. New Lewisham East MP makes maiden speech

    General debate

    House of Commons

    Parliament

    Janet Daby

    Labour's Janet Daby, the new MP for Lewisham East, is giving her maiden speech.

    She says that "we, in Lewisham East, will not tolerate a hard Brexit," and she wishes her predecessor, Heidi Alexander, the best in her new job as Deputy Mayor for Transport in London.

    She also pays tribute to her other predecessor, Bridget Prentice.

    She says she is "honoured" to represent her community of Lewisham East, which she says has "the best street parties in London" and "maybe the country".

    "Years of austerity" means that many people are living "hand to mouth" in her constituency. She says one constituent she knows of works three part time jobs and still needs to visit food banks.

    "The quality of jobs available is a serious issue," she states.

    Young people need "tangible change" and not just a "hope for the future", she adds.

  12. Government will not 'diminish' workers' rights

    Exiting the EU Committee

    Select Committee

    Parliament

    Stephen Kinnock, Labour MP

    Labour's Stephen Kinnock asks about workers' rights in the EU and quotes Dominic Raab who previously said he doesn't believe in economic and social rights.

    Dominic Raab replies that civil liberties are protected as human rights and this gives them a "trump card" status. He adds the government will not "diminish" workers' rights or encourage a "race to the bottom".

    Mr Kinnock asks about Mr Raab membership of the Vote Leave committee and the illegal donation to Beleave campaign.

    The secretary replies the Electoral Commission should pursue it under law but the referendum should not be "discredited".

  13. Lord Adonis calls for shorter summer recess

    Summer recess motion

    House of Lords

    Parliament

    Lord Adonis

    Lord Adonis is arguing his motion that the House of Lords should sit in August, to resolve Brexit.

    "We are proposing to leave the scene, to pay no attention to the needs of the country for 10 of the next 11 weeks," he says.

    The people of the country look on at something within concern and horror, he says, and so he does not believe the Lords should adjourn for such a long period.

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  14. Could the UK stay in the customs union through the Northern Ireland backstop?

    Exiting the European Union Committee

    Richard Graham, Conservative MP

    Conservative Richard Graham asks why Leave voters have called the White Paper a betrayal of the referendum.

    Dominic Raab replies he appreciates the "passions" on both sides and says he the UK is at the most "sensitive" point of the deal.

    He tells the committee they will either get a deal or cope the "worst case scenario" of a no deal.

    The Conservative MP wonders if the "complicated" Northern Ireland backstop is part of the issue.

    Olly Robbins says the White Paper has a series of propositions for solving the issue in the UK as a whole.

    Mr Graham says it would be "ironic" for those who find a no deal attractive resulted in the UK staying in the customs union through the backstop.

    Mr Raab says he doesn't see "how that would happen".

  15. Labour MP raises conditionality clause in withdrawal agreement

    Exiting the European Union Committee

    Select Committee

    Parliament

    Labour MP, Pat McFadden

    Labour's Pat McFadden asks about the 'Brexit Bill' and if there will be a conditionality clause in the agreement.

    Dominic Raab says a clause could be inserted into the withdrawal agreement. He adds that government policy has always been there is no deal until there is a whole deal.

    The Labour MP asks if conditionality on the financial settlement will be raised in the next meeting with the EU.

    Oliver Robbins replies that the government's view there should be a commitment to a future relationship agreement within the withdrawal agreement. He says the two documents are being negotiated in parallel.

  16. What happens if there is no deal after the implementation period?

    Exiting the EU Committee

    Select Committee

    Parliament

    Conservative Jonathan Djanogly asks if the political arrangement for a future relationship would have legal force.

    Mr Raab says it would be a requirement for there to be an understanding that a legal agreement would have to follow, and he thinks that would happen.

    In a response to a question about the conditions of paying the divorce bill, Mr Raab says both sides would have to agree to those conditions.

    Mr Djanogly says the EU is increasingly unconvinced that a final deal will be done by March 2019 or even by the end of the implementation period, but Mr Raab says he is optimistic.

    Mr Djanogly asks what the UK's options will be if there is no deal after the implementation period. Mr Raab says the goal is to have a deal and he believes that is "very reasonable".

    He says the future relationship is now being negotiated alongside the outstanding issues in the withdrawal agreement.