Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 14th Jan

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 14th 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 14th January

No votes scheduled

Tuesday 15th January

Public Sector Supply Chains (Project Bank Accounts) Bill
Requires public authorities to pay certain suppliers using project bank accounts (a faster payment method intended to reduce cash-flow problems that can lead to supply chain members becoming insolvent). Ten minute rule motion presented by Debbie Abrahams.

Wednesday 16th January

Low-Level Letter Boxes (Prohibition) Bill
Amends building regulations to require letter boxes in new buildings to be positioned above a certain height. Follows a campaign by the Communications Workers Union, who cite dangers including dog biting, trapped fingers and back strain. Ten minute rule motion presented by Vicky Ford.

Immigration and Social Security Co-Ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill – 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Ends free movement of people into the UK after Brexit. Makes EU, EEA and and Swiss nationals and their family members subject to UK immigration controls.
Draft bill

Thursday 17th January

No votes scheduled

Friday 18th January

No votes scheduled

Last Week’s Votes


  • International Development Assistance (Palestinian National Authority Schools) Bill
  • Finance (No. 3) Bill
  • Armed Forces (Derogation from European Convention on Human Rights) Bill

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