Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 17th Dec

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 17th 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 the last week before MPs break for recess. Interesting to see a Brexit-related ten minute rule motion among the bills up for debate.

Monday 17th December

No votes scheduled

Tuesday 18th December

European Union (Revocation of Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
Requires the prime minister to revoke Article 50 unless Parliament backs a withdrawal agreement by Parliament by 21 January 2019 (or during an extension period agreed by that date), or the people vote for the deal in a referendum. Ten minute rule motion presented by Geraint Davies.

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Reforms the process for authorising care or treatment for people who lack the ability to consent where it involves a deprivation of their liberty. Started in the Lords.
Draft bill / Lords Library notes

Wednesday 19th December

Defribrillators (Availability) Bill
Requires defribrillators to be provided in educational institutions, leisure and sports facilities, and other public places. Requires the relevant people to be trained to use them. Requires funding for their acquisition, installation, use and maintenance. Ten minute rule motion presented by Maria Caulfield.

Thursday 20th December

No votes scheduled

Friday 21st December

No votes scheduled

Last Week’s Votes


  • Ivory Bill
  • Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill

Not passed

  • Cannabis (Legalisation and Regulation) Bill
  • International Trade and Development Agency Bill

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