Business will start in the Commons today with questions to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, then the weekly Prime Ministers’ Question time. The Commons will then consider the amendments made by the House of Lords to the Energy Bill.
The first longer debate will be on a motion to recognise that the persecution of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities constitutes genocide and calls on the government to refer the matter to the United Nations. The full motion is:
‘…this House believes that Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are suffering genocide at the hands of Daesh; and calls on the Government to make an immediate referral to the UN Security Council with a view to conferring jurisdiction upon the International Criminal Court so that perpetrators can be brought to justice.’