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

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

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!

It’s all about the Brexit vote on Tuesday, but MPs will still be looking at a bit of legislation elsewhere. We’ve got a Lib Dem attempt to legalise cannabis and Michael Gove’s ban on dealing ivory to consider.

Monday 10th December

No votes scheduled

Tuesday 11th December

Cannabis (Legalisation and Regulation) Bill
Legalise the possession and consumption of cannabis. Regulates the drug’s production, distribution and sale. Ten minute rule bill presented by Norman Lamb.

Wednesday 12th December

International Trade and Development Agency Bill
Establishes an International Trade and Development Agency to coordinate the development and delivery of policy between the Department for International Trade and the Department for International Development. Ten minute rule motion presented by James Cleverly.

Ivory Bill – consideration of Lords amendments
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Bans the dealing of ivory, including buying, selling, lending, brokering, importing and re-exporting. Currently only new ivory is banned, but that was found to be ineffective after people disguised new ivory as antiques.
Draft bill / Lords amendments / Commons briefing / Lords library note

Thursday 13th December

No votes scheduled

Friday 14th December

No votes scheduled

Last Week’s Votes


  • Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill – 2nd reading
  • Planning (Appeals) Bill – ten minute rule motion
  • Immigration (Time Limit on Detention) Bill – ten minute rule motion

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