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Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 19th Nov

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 19th 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!

Like last week, expect the schedule to get torn up given where we’re at with Brexit. A busy private members’ day planned for Friday, though, with laws around stalking and car park management set to make it through.

Monday 12 November

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

Tuesday 13 November

Electric Vehicles (Standardised Recharging) Bill
Introduces standardised requirementsfor electric vehicle charge points. Ten minute rule motion presented by Bill Wiggin.

Finance (No. 3) Bill – committee stage
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Anotherday of committee debate on the budget bill.
Draft bill

Wednesday 14 November

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Consent) Bill
Requires marriage or civil parternship registrars to attest the valid consent of both parties. Ten minute rule motion presented by Fabian Hamilton.

Fisheries Bill
Applies to: England (part), Wales (part), Scotland (part), Northern Ireland (part)
Outlines the UK’s fishing policy for after leaving the EU and Common Fisheries Policy.
Draft bill

Thursday 15 November

No votes scheduled

Friday 16 November

Stalking Protection Bill – 3rd reading and report stage
Applies to: England, Wales
Creates a Stalking Protection Order to protect members of the public from risks associated with stalking.
Draft bill

Parking (Code of Practice) Bill – 3rd reading and report stage
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland
Requires the government to prepare a code of practice containing guidance about the operation and management of private car parks. Introduces a levy on the parking industry to cover the costs of issuing, administering and investigating whether people have failed to act in accordance with the code.
Draft bill

Voter Registration Bill – 2nd reading
Bans people from registering to vote in parliamentary elections in more than one constituency.
Bill not yet published

Student Loans (Debt Interest) Bill – 2nd reading
Limits the rate of interest chargeable on outstanding student loan debt.
Bill not yet published

Border Control Bill – 2nd reading
Changes the requirements for non-UK citizens seeking leave to enter. Creates a new process for the removal of non-UK citizens.
Bill not yet published

Green Belt (Protection) Bill – 2nd reading
Establishes a national register of green belt land in England. Restricts the ability of local authorities to de-designate green belt land. Regulates future development of de-designated green belt land.
Bill not yet published

Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Extends public access to certain local audit documents.
Draft billLords library briefing

Speed Limits (England) Bill – 2nd reading
Bans permanent exemptions from a 30mph speed limit in built up areas in England. Regulates the circumstances in which a speed limit below 30mph may be introduced.
Bill not yet published

Vagrancy (RepealBill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Scraps the Vagrancy Act, a law from 1824 that makes it illegal to sleep rough or beg.
Draft bill

Access to Fertility Services Bill – 2nd reading
Requires equality of access to NHS fertility services across England. Regulates pricing of fertility services. Entitles women to a minimum number of fertility treatments on the basis of their age.
Bill not yet published

Employment and Workers‘ Rights Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland
Concerns employment conditions and workers‘ rights. More information not available at this stage.
Draft bill

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Bans unpaid work experience lasting more than four weeks.
Draft billLords library briefing

Universal Credit (ApplicationAdvice and AssistanceBill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland
A wide-ranging bill reforming the universal credit system (benefits for those who are on low incomes or out of work). Among other things, it requires the government to pay claimants within a month of a valid application being been made (subject to some exceptions), outlines minimum payment options that must be explained clearly to claimants, and allows terminally ill claimants to continue receiving payments without having to work.
Draft bill

Banking (Cash Machine Charges and Financial InclusionBill
Requires banks to offer free cash withdrawals from ATMs, and requires the Financial Conduct Authority to supervise the Access to Banking Standard, a scheme set up to inform customers about branch closures.
Bill not yet published

Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill
Applies to: England, Wales
Requires the government to provide support to victims of modern slavery.
Draft billLords library briefing

Terminal Illness (Provision of Palliative Care and Support for Carers) Bill – 2nd reading
Requires comprehensive palliative care to those with terminal illnesses, including adults over the age of 60. Requires certain public bodies to co-operate with hospices in the provision of palliative care. Provides support for those caring for individuals with a terminal illness.
Bill not yet published

Armed Forces (Statute of LimitationsBill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Creates a statute of limitations on prosecuting soldiers involved in past conflicts, so cases can only be brought within a 10-year time limit.
Draft bill

Armed Forces Representative Body Bill
Creates a statutory body to support service personnel
Bill not yet published

National Living Wage (Extension to Young PeopleBill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Extends the National Living Wage to people aged 18 to 24.
Draft bill

Emergency Response Drivers (ProtectionsBill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Prevents drivers of emergency vehicles from being liable under both civil and criminal law in certain situations.
Draft bill

Bathing Waters Bill – 2nd reading
Gives the Environment Agency additional powers to control and reduce discharge from combined sewers to protect beaches and ensure a quality level of bathing water.
Bill not yet published

Access to Welfare (Terminal Illness DefinitionBill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland
Changes the definition of terminal illness for social security purposes
Draft bill

Civil Aviation (AccessibilityBill – 2nd reading
Aims to improve conditions for disabled people when flying. Creates new requirements on parking at airports for people with disabilities. Requires a named person to be responsible for air passengers with disabilities. Regulates the design and adaptation of aircraft to meet the needs of passengers with disabilities.
Bill not yet published

Automatic Travel Compensation Bill – 2nd reading
Requires travel operators to pay compensation automatically in certain circumstances. Requires train operators to ringfence certain funds received from Network Rail for service disruption and planned possessions for the development of ticketing technology to facilitate the payment of automatic compensation for passengers.
Bill not yet published

Assaults on Retail Workers (Offences) Bill – 2nd reading
Makes assaulting retail workers an aggravated offence, so sentences are tougher.
Bill not yet published

Ceramics (Country of Origin MarkingBill – 2nd reading
Requires ceramics to be marked with their country of origin.
Bill not yet published

Fetal Dopplers (RegulationBill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Regulates the sale and use of fetal dopplers, a handheld ultrasound device for detecting the heartbeat of an unborn fetus.
Draft bill

Unsolicited Calls (PreventionBill – 2nd reading
Aims to stop nuisance calls by widening the way penalties can be applied, making company directors personally liable, and narrowing the definition of a nuisance call.
Bill not yet published

Railways (Franchises) Bill – 2nd reading
Requires the government to terminate a rail passenger services franchise agreement in certain circumstances. Allows local franchising authorities in England.
Bill not yet published

Online Forums Bill – 2nd reading
Makes administrators and moderators of some online forums responsible for content published there. Intended to tackle online hate, fake news and radicalisation.
Bill not yet published

Marriage and Civil Partnership (Minimum AgeBill – 2nd reading
Increases the minimum age for marriage to 18, from 16.
Bill not yet published

Registration of Marriage (No2Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Introduces an electronic system for marriage registrations and allows details ofthe spouses’ mothers to be included. Note: the bill itself doesn’t make these changes. Instead, it allows the government to do it by introducing new regulations.
Draft bill

European Union Withdrawal Agreement (Public Vote) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar
Requires a second referendum before the UK leaves the EU.
Draft bill

AntiLoitering Devices (Regulation) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Requires local authorities to have a licence to operate antiloitering devices, a deterrent that emits a loud and painful sound that can only be heard by certain age groups, including children and teenagers.
Draft bill

Abortion Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Northern Ireland
Removes criminal liability for abortions performed with the consent of the pregnant woman up to the twenty-fourth week of pregnancy.
Bill not yet published

Representation of the People (GibraltarBill – 2nd reading
Gives Gibraltar an MP to represent it in the House of Commons.
Bill not yet published

Housing Reform Bill – 2nd reading
A wide-ranging bill on housing, including issues like thermal performance standards. Requires the governent to provide “serviced plots” – spaces provided with water, electricity and gas where self-build homes can be built.
Bill not yet published

Homelessness (End of Life CareBill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Gives an automatic right to housing to homeless people who are terminally ill, among other things.
Draft bill

Illegal Immigration (OffencesBill – 2nd reading
Makes it a criminal offence to enter the UK illegally or stay in the country without legal authority.
Bill not yet published

Employment Opportunities Bill – 2nd reading
Aims to introduce more freedom, flexibility and opportunity for those seeking employment in the public and private sector.
Bill not yet published

Bat Habitats Regulation (No2Bill – 2nd reading
Increases the protection available for bat habitats in natural areas, but limits their protection in human-made areas where the bill says bats can have a significant adverse impact upon the users of buildings.
Bill not yet published

Mobile Homes and Park Homes Bill – 2nd reading
Requires the use of published criteria to determine whether mobile homes and park homes are liable for council tax or non-domestic rates.
Bill not yet published

Fruit and Vegetables (Classification) Bill – 2nd reading
Classifies fruit and vegetables by flavour, condition and size for the purposes of sale in the UK.
Bill not yet published

Student Loans (Debt Discharge) Bill – 2nd reading
Allows student loans to be written off in certain circumstances.
Bill not yet published

Stamp Duty Bill – 2nd reading
Lowers stamp duty rates on residential property.
Bill not yet published

Fishing (Access to Territorial Waters) Bill – 2nd reading
Restricts the rights of vessels not registered in the UK to fish in territorial waters.
Bill not yet published

Domestic Energy (Value Added Tax) Bill – 2nd reading
Reduces VAT on domestic energy bills.
Bill not yet published

Tax Rates and Duties (Review) Bill – 2nd reading
Requires the government to publish an annual review of the net yield to the Treasury from tax rates and duties.
Bill not yet published

Sublet Property (Offences) Bill – 2nd reading
Makes unauthorised sub-letting a criminal offence.
Bill not yet published

Healthcare (Local Accountability) Bill – 2nd reading
Concerns the accountability of clinical commissioning groups (local health bodies). More information not available because the bill hasn’t been written yet.
Bill not yet published

Local Roads (Investment) Bill – 2nd reading
Concerns the maintenance and repair of roads by local authorities in England, and the funding to do so. More information not available because the bill hasn’t been written yet.
Bill not yet published

Import Tariff (Reduction) Bill – 2nd reading
Cuts tariffs on goods imported into the UK.
Bill not yet published

Schools Bill – 2nd reading
Allows schools to select pupils based on a published set of criteria and decide on maximum class sizes. Removes restrictions on how quickly schools can grow in terms of number of pupils, and how quickly new schools can be created.
Bill not yet published

Public Services (Availability) Bill – 2nd reading
Ensures that public services are available during weekday evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays.
Bill not yet published

Electoral Commission (Duties) Bill – 2nd reading
Requires the the Electoral Commission to investigate allegations of electoral fraud and other breaches of electoral law, and to prosecute any offences.
Bill not yet published

Armed Forces (Volunteer Reserve) Bill – 2nd reading
Creates a new faction of Volunteer Reserves in the Armed Forces, and sets out eligibility criteria for their deployment.
Bill not yet published

Manufactured Goods (Trade) Bill – 2nd reading
Removes certain restrictions on the production and sale of goods that are both made and used in the UK after Brexit.
Bill not yet published

International Payments (Audit) Bill – 2nd reading
Requires a cost-benefit analysis and an independent audit before financial aid is given to another country or an international organisation.
Bill not yet published

Criminal Fraud (Private Prosecutions) Bill – 2nd reading
Relates to private prosecutions (when a private individual or organisation takes someone to court on a criminal charge) in cases of suspected criminal fraud. Details beyond that are scant because a draft hasn’t been published.
Bill not yet published

Affordable Home Ownership Bill – 2nd reading
Requires the inclusion of rent to buy homes in the definition of affordable housing, ensures a minimum proportion of new affordable housing is available on affordable rent to buy terms, and abolishes stamp duty for rent to buy homes.
Bill not yet published

Pension Benefits (Ill HealthBill – 2nd reading
Requires pension providers to make lump sum payments and other pensionbenefits available to people who haven’t reached minimum pension age if they are ill or have a terminal diagnosis.
Bill not yet published

Social Media Service Providers (Civil Liability and Oversight) Bill – 2nd reading
Makes social media service providers civilly liable for online publications in specified circumstances, and establishes a commissioner for online safety among other things.
Bill not yet published

Housing and Planning (Local Decision-making) Bill – 2nd reading
Transfers the power to decide on the location and planning permission of new housing developments from central government to local authorities. Also gives them the power to establish requirements, such as the proportion of affordable and social housing.
Bill not yet published

Cats Bill – 2nd reading
Requires drivers of any mechanically propelled vehicle (e.g. cars and motorbikes) who are involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to a cat to stop and give information or report the accident to the police. Requires the keepers of certain cats to ensure they are microchipped.
Bill not yet published

Plastics Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Requires the government to set, measure, enforce and report on targets for reducing and recycling plastic packaging. Requires those targets to match EU goals after Brexit. Requires the government to support the development of sustainable alternatives to plastic packaging.
Draft bill

Terms of Withdrawal from EU (Referendum) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Requires the government to put the final Brexit deal to a binding referendum, with the alternative being to remain in the EU.
Draft bill

Clean Air Bill – 2nd reading
Requires the government to set and enforce air quality targets, and reduce air pollution using clean air zones (among other methods). Also introduces new laws about vehicle emission testing and restricts the sale of vehicles with certain engine types.
Bill not yet published

Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) and Conversion Therapy Bill – 2nd reading
Makes the Health and Care Professions Council the regulatory body for counsellors and psychotherapists and bans conversion therapy, among other things.
Bill not yet published

International Development (Safeguarding Vulnerable GroupsBill – 2nd reading
Aims to protect children and vulnerable adults in receipt of official developmentassistance and disaster relief. This follows the inquiry on sexual exploitation and the aid sector.
Bill not yet published

Pets (Theft) Bill – 2nd reading
Makes the theft of pets an offence.
Bill not yet published

Health Impacts (Public Sector DutyBill – 2nd reading
Requires public bodies to assess the impact on mental and physical health from any new policy.
Bill not yet published

House of Peers Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Renames the House of Lords to the House of Peers.
Draft bill

Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Gives leave to enter or remain in the UK for the family of refugees, and to refugees who are family members of British citizens and settled persons. Provides legal aid for refugee family reunion cases. Had its first reading in the Lords.
Draft billLords library briefing

Registration of Marriage Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Reforms marriage registrations, moving from a paper-based system to an electronic register. Allows for the inclusion of each spouse’s mother in the entry.
Had its first reading in the Lords.
Draft billLords library briefing

MultiEmployer Pension Schemes Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland
Protects unincorporated businesses from certain multiemployer pensionscheme liabilities, among other things.
Draft bill

Supervised Drug Consumption Facilities Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Makes it legal to take illicit substances inside a supervised drug consumptionfacility.
Draft bill

Physician Associates (RegulationBill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Creates a regulator for physician associates (medical professionals who support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients) and makes the term a protected title.
Draft bill

Leasehold Reform Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Aims to make it easier for homeowners to buy the freehold title. Introduces a maximum charge for such purchases, among other things.
Draft bill

Licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Requires taxi and private hire vehicle licensing authorities to share information with each other to prevent unsuitable people from becoming licensed.
Draft bill

Food Insecurity Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Requires the government to monitor and report on food insecurity (limited acess to adequate food) and publish official statistics.
Draft bill

Shared Parental Leave and Pay (Extension) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland
Extends shared parental leave and pay to self-employed people.
Draft bill

Automatic Electoral Registration (No2Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Requires the Government to ensure the “accuracy, completeness and utility” of electoral registers, and introduces new laws about the sharing of data for electoral registration purposes.
Draft bill

Family Relationships (Impact Assessment and Targets) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Requires government departments and public bodies to carry out a family impact assessment on any proposed change in public spending on policy proposals to make explicittheir potential impacton family relationships. Had its first reading in the Lords.
Draft billLords library briefing

Representation of the People (Young People’s Enfranchisement) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Lowers the voting age to 16 for parliamentary elections, local elections and referendums. Puts citizenship and constitution eduction on the National Curriculum from ages 4-16.
Draft bill

Representation of the People (Young People’s Enfranchisement and Education) Bill
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland (part), Northern Ireland (part)
Reduces the voting age to 16 in parliamentary and other elections. Makes citizenship and the constitution part of the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1-4.
Draft billCommons briefing paper

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) (Northern Ireland) (No.2Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: Northern Ireland
Legalises gay marriage in Northern Ireland.
Draft bill

House of Lords (Exclusion of Hereditary PeersBill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Gradually removes hereditary peers from the House of Lords by scrapping the by-elections that are held to elect a new one when one of them dies.
Draft bill

Private Landlords (Registration) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Requires all private landlords to be registered, among other things.
Draft bill

Youth (Services and Provisions) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Requires the government to provide youth services (as part of an effort to prevent youth crime).
Draft bill

Violent Crime (Sentences) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Increases the minimum custodial sentence for possession of a knife or other offensive weapon by an offender aged 18 or over. Increases the minimum period of detention and training order for a person aged 16 or 17. Sets a minimum custodial sentence for an offender in possession of a knife or other weapon and intending to commit any offence, or having such a weapon available to use in committing murder.
Draft bill

Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (England) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Introduces minimum pricing for alcohol. Only applies to England because alcohol pricing is a devolved matter
Draft bill

Packaging (Extended Producer Responsibility) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Require producers of packaging products to take responsibility for their collection, transportation, recycling, disposal, treatment and recovery.
Draft bill

Asset Freezing (Compensation) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Freezes the assets of people who have supported terrorist attacks in order to compensate the victims. Designed to compensate victims of IRA attacks that were made possible by weapons from Gaddafi’s regime. This private member’s bill started in the Lords, so is closer to becoming law than if it had started in the Commons.
Draft bill

Pedicabs (London) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Allows Transport for London to regulate pedicabs (bikes with a trailer attached for carrying passengers). Includes a wide range of possible regulations, including licensing, fares, safety, working conditions and speed restrictions.
Draft bill

Football Offences (Amendment) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Broadens the offence of indecent chanting at a football match to include racist gestures, and homophobic or transphobic abuse.
Draft bill

Legalisation of Cannabis (Medicinal Purposes) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Allows the production, supply, possession and use of cannabis and cannabis resin for medicinal purposes
Draft bill

Local Health Scrutiny Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Increases powers to scrutinise local health bodies, among other things.
Draft bill

Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Caps exit payments made to outgoing employees of public sector organisations.
Draft bill

Freedom of Information (Extension) Bill – 2nd reading
Widens the scope of bodies that people can make Freedom of Information requests to. Make providers of social housing, local safeguarding children boards, Electoral Registration Officers, Returning Officers and the Housing Ombudsman public authorities so they are covered by the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Also makes information held by contractors working for public authorities subject to the Act.
Draft bill

Tyres (Buses and Coaches) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland
Introduces limits on the age of tyre and bus coaches.
Draft bill

National Health Service (Co-Funding and Co-Payment) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Introduces co-funding in the NHS (allowing patients to pay for part of their care), which is currently not permitted. Expands the limited forms of co-payment that already exist.
Draft bill

Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Limits the power of local authorities to invest in commercial risk-taking enterprises and limits public borrowing by local authorities for non-core activities, among other things.
Draft bill

Principal Local Authorities (Grounds for Abolition) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Prevents principal local authorities from being abolished unless it’s approved by the majority of its councillors and a local referendum.
Draft bill

Coastal Path (Definition) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England
Changes the legal definition of a coastal path in England to exclude river estuaries, among other things.
Draft bill

Kew Gardens (Leases) (No.2) Bill – 2nd reading
Extends the length of time Kew Gardens is allowed to lease land for to 150 years, from 31 years currently. This could include residential or commercial use. The aim is to help Kew increase its self-generated income.
Draft bill

Wild Animals in Circuses Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Bans the use of wild animals in travelling circuses.
Draft bill

Forensic Science Regulator Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Creates a Forensic Science Regulator which would publish and enforce a code of practice for forensic science.
Draft bill

National Health Service Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Aims to end private finance initiatives in the NHS, and to exclude the NHS from international trade agreements, among other things.
Draft bill

Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Requires local authorities to monitor the educational, physical and emotional development of children who are home educated.
Draft billLords library briefing

Local Electricity Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland
Enables electricity generators to become local suppliers.
Draft bill

Creditworthiness Assessment Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Requires lenders to take into account rental payment history and council tax payment history when assessing a borrower’s creditworthiness. Had its first reading in the Lords.
Draft billLords library briefing

Workers (Definition and Rights) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
Amends the definition of a “worker” in previous legislation and introduces new laws about workers’ rights.
Draft bill

Banking and Post Office Services (Rural Areas and Small Communities) Bill – 2nd reading
Requires banks to provide certain services in rural areas and small communities, and ensures access to Post Office services.
Bill not yet published

Gypsy and Traveller Communities (Housing, Planning and Education) Bill – 2nd reading
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.
Bill not yet published

 

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