Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 18th June

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 18th June

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!

Buckle up, because we’re into Brexit ping pong. The flagship EU Withdrawal Bill goes to the Lords before returning to the Commons on Wednesday. It’s explained in more detail below, but in short, the government faces another showdown with rebel pro-EU Tories who weren’t happy with May’s compromise on the “meaningful” vote amendment last week.


Monday 11 June

No votes scheduled


Tuesday 12 June

Representation of the People (Gibraltar) Bill
Gives Gibraltar an MP to represent it in the House of Commons. Ten minute rule motion presented by Craig Mackinlay. Rescheduled from 15 May.


Wednesday 13 June

Armed Forces Representative Body Bill
Creates a statutory body to support service personnel. Ten minute rule motion presented by Martin Docherty-Hughes.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – consideration of Lords amendments
The key amendement here is the “meaningful” vote clause which gives Parliament a say on what should happen if no Brexit deal is reached (making it more difficult for Britain to crash out of the EU). It was inserted by the Lords, and Theresa May managed to convince pro-EU rebels in her party not to back it last week when the bill returned to the Commons. But rebels said her compromise amendment was too watered down. On Monday it goes back to the Lords, where Douglas Hogg has tabled the original amendment again. If that passes, we’re back where we started, with MPs voting on the same “meaningful” vote clause on Wednesday.


Thursday 14 June

No votes scheduled


Friday 15 June

No votes scheduled


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