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  1. What happened at PMQs?

    PM defends home secretary at Prime Minister's Questions

    Boris Johnson

    Boris Johnson has told MPs he is "sticking by" Home Secretary Priti Patel, following further allegations of bullying against her.

    Claims she mistreated staff would "of course" be investigated, he said at Prime Minister's Questions.

    But he hailed Ms Patel as an "outstanding" home secretary who was "delivering change".

    The Cabinet Office is investigating several allegations about Ms Patel's behaviour, which she denies.

    Read more here.

  2. Debate on flooding begins

    House of Commons



    Peter Bone's bill is introduced, but unless it has government support it is unlikely to become law.

    Now, MPs turn their attention to a motion on flooding proposed by Labour.

    Labour is calling on ministers to set up an independent review into the floods, including the government's response.

    This is where our text coverage of the Commons ends for the time being, but you can continue watching the debate by clicking on the video above.

  3. Conservative MP seeks to create new 23 June bank holiday

    House of Commons


    Peter Bone

    Andrea Leadsom's speech concludes and Conservative Peter Bone rises to introduce his bill which would create a bank holiday on 23 June.

    He tells MPs that England and Wales only have eight public holidays annually - "the lowest number throughout Europe".

    Explaining the reason for his proposed date, he says it would fall near to the Queen's birthday.

    "It would be fitting to allow the British people to celebrate Her Majesty's birthday."

    He also adds that 23 June was the day the UK voted to leave the EU.

  4. Leadsom: I wouldn't tell current Speaker to 'eff off'

    House of Commons


    Andrea Leadsom

    Mrs Leadsom denies reports she told the former chancellor George Osborne to "eff off" after rebelling against the government over the issue of Brexit.

    She says she would not offer "such frank advice" to "any former or current chancellor, and certainty not any current Speaker".

    The joke appears to be an allusion to her rocky relationship with the former Speaker John Bercow, who she accused of having called her a "stupid woman".

  5. Three days more sick pay for self-isolating workers

    Emergency department nurse in Co Antrim

    Workers will get statutory sick pay from the first day off work, Boris Johnson tells the Commons.

    Read more here.

  6. Leadsom makes statement after cabinet exit

    House of Commons


    PMQs has now come to an end.

    Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle now allows Andrea Leadsom, who was sacked in the recent cabinet reshuffle, to make a personal statement.

  7. Labour urges PM to introduce migration route for care workers

    House of Commons


    "The PM promised to fix social care," says Labour's Liz Kendall.

    "We need an extra 580,000 care workers," she says, "not to improve care but just to fill the existing vacancies".

    "Where on earth are we going to find the extra staff when EU workers will be excluded under his new immigration system?" she asks.

    She also asks if he will introduce a "special migration route to stop the current crisis get even worse".

    Mr Johnson replies that "there are record numbers of EU workers in this country".

    "I have every confidence we'll solve the issue of social care," he says.

    He tells MPs the government will be bringing forward social care plans "very shortly".

  8. PM: I loathe bullying

    House of Commons


    Thangam Debbonaire

    Labour’s Thangam Debbonaire keeps up the pressure over the allegations against Priti Patel.

    She says it appears with this government, facing allegations of bullying "just get you promoted", whereas those who stand up to it lose their jobs.

    In reply, Boris Johnson says he "loathes bullying".

    He adds that he will not "take any lessons" on the issue from Labour, whom he accuses of failing to deal with "systematic bullying" against those who "stick up for the Jewish community".

  9. SNP MP asks if e-voting should be introduced to prevent spreading virus

    House of Commons


    The SNP's Carol Monaghan asks if it would be worth introducing electronic voting and conference calls to Parliament in order to decrease the risk of MPs spreading coronavirus.

    (MPs vote by passing through two lobbies on either side of the main chamber.)

    "She has raised a very important point," replies the PM.

    He says the chief medical officer will be saying "a bit more in the next couple of days about what we are going to do to delay the advance of coronavirus".

  10. PM: I'm sticking by Priti Patel

    House of Commons


    Labour's Matthew Pennycook asks if Priti Patel would have to resign, if the Cabinet Office inquiry finds that she has breached the ministerial code.

    "The home secretary is doing an outstanding job delivering change," replies the prime minister.

    "And I'm sticking by her," he adds.

  11. Heathrow ruling 'no impediment' to infrastructure - Johnson

    House of Commons


    Green MP Carolin Lucas asks about last week's court ruling which threw into doubt plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport on climate grounds.

    She asks how many of the government's infrastructure projects have been assessed against the obligations in the Paris climate change agreement.

    In reply Boris Johnson says the government will abide by the ruling.

    He says he does not think "for one moment" the decision will prove an "impediment" on the government's plans to build additional infrastructure.

  12. SNP's Ian Blackford also questions PM on coronavirus

    House of Commons


    Ian Blackford

    Like Jeremy Corbyn, the SNP's Ian Blackford also questions the PM on the coronavirus outbreak.

    He seeks assurances that benefit claimants should not risk the threat of sanctions if they choose to self-isolate.

    Boris Johnson replies that the government will "ensure that no one, whatever the status of their employment, are penalised for doing the right thing".

    Mr Blackford then asks for "specific guarantees" that "all workers will be fully protected and that the payments should be up to the level of the real living wage".

    Mr Johnson repeats his promise that "no one should be penalised for doing the right thing".

  13. Johnson: Corbyn has failed to stamp out bullying in Labour

    House of Commons


    For his last question, Jeremy Corbyn again asks whether the "part-time prime minister" was previously aware of the allegations against Priti Patel.

    He accuses Boris Johnson of wanting to "cover up bullying in his government".

    In reply the prime minister calls Mr Corbyn a "full time neo-Marxist" who has "failed to stamp out bulling in his own party".

    He says the government is determined to deliver on the "people's priorities".

  14. Government cannot be judge and jury - Corbyn

    House of Commons


    "Will he release the findings of the investigation into the home secretary's behaviour?" Jeremy Corbyn asks the PM.

    "A government cannot be judge and jury," he says and suggests Priti Patel is guilty of "a shocking and unacceptable pattern of behaviour across three government's departments".

    "Taxpayer money has been spaffed up the wall to buy their silence."

    "The home secretary is doing an outstanding job," the prime minister replies, adding that: "If there are allegations they should be investigated."

    He adds that he will take "no lessons" from Labour on bullying.

  15. Corbyn asks for deadline to Patel inquiry

    House of Commons


    Boris Johnson
    Image caption: Priti Patel is sitting on the frontbench as the PM answers questions

    Jeremy Corbyn changes tack for his fourth question, asking about the bullying allegations made against Home Secretary Priti Patel - which she denies - during her time at three government departments.

    A Cabinet Office inquiry into whether she has breached the ministerial code is ongoing.

    Mr Corbyn asks when the finding will be made public.

    Boris Johnson does not give a specific date, but says it is right an inquiry is ongoing.

    He praises some of the policies being carried out by the Home Office, including stopping the automatic release of those convicted of terrorism offences.

  16. Corbyn seeks guarantee on sick pay

    House of Commons


    Boris Johnson

    Jeremy Corbyn asks if the PM's announcement on sick pay will help those not currently eligible for statutory sick pay.

    He says some face a "terrible choice between health and hardship".

    Boris Johnson replies "we are very much aware of the choice faced by those self employed or on zero hours contracts".

    He says "a great many" will be entitled to statutory sick pay.

    "Others will be entitled to help through existing systems such as universal credit."