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Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 21st May

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 21st May

Welcome to our weekly feature courtesy of Sebastian Salek, the brains behind Clear the Lobby, working to bring you all the laws MPs are voting on this week, and explained in plain English!

Many of the government’s bigger bills are in the Lords at the moment, but a Conservative manifesto pledge that’s been hotly anticipated among renters sees the light of day. Here’s what’s happening this week.

 

Monday 21 May

Tenant Fees Bill – 2nd reading and money resolution
Bans letting fees paid by tenants, among other things. This was a pledge in the Conservative Party manifesto at the 2017 election. The money resolution is an extra stage the bill has to go through because it involves spending public money on something that hasn’t previously been authorised by an Act of Parliament.

 

Tuesday 22 May

Social Justice Commission Bill
Gives more resources and powers to the Social Mobility Commission (the government body which promotes social mobility). Appoints new members to replace those who have recently resigned. Gives the Commission a more proactive role, allowing it to explore issues that it identifies. Creates a unit in Downing Street to assess the social mobility implications of all government policy. Ten minute rule motion presented by Robert Halfon.

 

Wednesday 23 May

Terminal Illness (Provision of Palliative Care and Support for Carers) Bill
Aims to ensure that inclusive and comprehensive palliative care is provided by public bodies, agencies and hospices. Ten minute rule motion presented by Bambos Charalambous.

 

Thursday 24 May

No votes scheduled

 

Friday 25 May

No votes scheduled

 

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