Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 25th Feb

Clear the Lobby: What laws are MPs voting on this week? – w/c 25th Feb

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!

Another quiet-ish week as the focus in Parliament turns to yet another Brexit vote. Theresa May will update MPs on negotiations on Tuesday. An amendable motion follows on Wednesday afternoon, with voting at around 7pm.

Also on Tuesday is the fifth and final Estimates Day of the parliamentary year, where MPs debate spending forecasts for different departments. This time it’s Education and Work and Pensions.

Monday 25th February

No votes scheduled

Tuesday 26th February

National Health Service (Prohibition of Fax Machines and Pagers) Bill
Bans the use of fax machines and pagers by NHS bodies. Ten minute rule motion presented by Alan Mak. You can read his argument in The Spectator.

Wednesday 27th February

Planning (Affordable Housing and Land Compensation) Bill
Defines affordable housing in relation to household incomes (it’s currently defined as costing 80% of the average local market rent or less). Changes the law relating to land valuation and compensation. Ten minute rule motion presented by Helen Hayes.

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) (No. 2) Bill – 2nd and 3rd reading
This wraps up the estimates debates from earlier in the week. It should pass without difficulty.

Thursday 28th February

No votes scheduled

Friday 1st March

No votes scheduled

Last Week’s Votes


  • Dog Meat (Consumption) (Offences) Bill – ten minute rule motion
  • Asylum Seekers (Permission to Work) (No. 2) Bill – ten minute rule motion Routes) Bill – ten minute rule motion

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