Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 7th Jan

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 7th Jan

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 7th January

No votes scheduled

Tuesday 8th January

International Development Assistance (Palestinian National Authority Schools) Bill
Bans international development assistance to schools operated by the Palestinian National Authority that don’t promote values endorsed by UNESCO. Ten minute rule motion presented by Dame Louise Ellman.

Finance (No. 3) Bill – report stage and 3nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Implements the budget announcements unveiled last October.
Draft bill / Commons library briefing

Wednesday 9th January

Armed Forces (Derogation from European Convention on Human Rights) Bill
Exempts members of the armed forces fighting overseas from the European Convention on Human Rights. Ten minute rule motion presented by Leo Docherty.

Thursday 10th January

No votes scheduled

Friday 11th January

No votes scheduled

Last Week’s Votes


  • European Union (Revocation of Notification of Withdrawal) Bill
  • Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill
  • Defibrillators (Availability) Bill

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