Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 10th September

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 10th September

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!

A quiet but varied week. Highlights include a ten minute rule motion from Lucy Powell to tackle abuse on online forums, and an update of the government’s anti-terror strategy.

Monday 10 September

No votes scheduled


Tuesday 11 September

Online Forums Bill
Makes administrators and moderators of some online forums responsible for content published there. Intended to tackle online hate, fake news and radicalisation. Ten minute rule motion presented by Lucy Powell.

Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill – report stage and 3rd reading
Applies to: England (part), Wales (part), Scotland (part), Northern Ireland (part)
Implements proposals from a recent review of the government’s counterterrorism strategy. Includes updated offences for the digital age (e.g. viewing material on the internet) and to reflect new ways that people get radicalised. Makes sentencing stricter and strengthens powers for managing terrorist offenders after their release from custody. Also harden’s the UK’s defences against activities by other countries in response to the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury.
Latest draft bill
Commons briefing (from second reading)

Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill – money resolution
Applies to: England, Wales, Northern Ireland
Creates an “opt-out” system for organ donation, whereby consent is deemed to have been given by adult donors before their death.
Latest draft billCommons briefing (from second reading)

Wednesday 12 September

Household Energy Consumption (Innovative Technologies) Bill
Commissions a public consultation on how to encourage innovative technologies to lower energy consumption in households and commercial properties. Ten minute rule motion presented by Rebecca Pow.

Thursday 13 September

No votes scheduled

Friday 14 September

No votes scheduled


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