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Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 12th Nov

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 12th Nov

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 couple of new bills on the agenda this week as a Brexit deal seemingly nears completion. Though should an arrangement be announced, expect to see lots of these planned items postponed.

Monday 12 November

Finance (No. 3) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Implements the budget announcements unveiled last week.
Draft bill

Tuesday 13 November

Gypsy and Traveller Communities (Housing, Planning and Education) Bill
Among other things: requires periodical local authority reviews of the housing needs of gypsy and traveller communities; requires caravan sites to be converted into settled accommodation; requires local authorities to provide temporary caravan stopping sites where required; creates a criminal offence of unauthorised encampment; requires schools to have regard to gypsy and traveller culture and heritage in teaching. Ten minute rule motion presented by Andrew Selous.

Wednesday 14 November

Freehold Properties (Management Charges and Shared Facilities) Bill
Regulates the fees charged by management companies to freeholders of residential companies. Requires management companies to ensure shared facilities are of an adequate standard, among other things. Te n minute rule motion presented by Helen Goodman.

Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Allows the government to fund healthcare for UK nationals abroad, so it can continue reciprocal healthcare arrangements after Brexit.
Draft bill

Thursday 15 November

No votes scheduled

Friday 16 November

No votes scheduled

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