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

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

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!

After last week’s shenanigans in Brussels, it’s still not clear if we’ll get a third meaningful vote this week. Meanwhile, MPs debate what could be the final stages of laws to keep funding healthcare for UK nationals abroad after Brexit, and tackle violent crime like acid attacks.

MONDAY 25 MARCH

No votes scheduled

TUESDAY 26 MARCH

Compensation Orders (Child Sexual Abuse) Bill
Requires the government to report on courts’ use of compensation orders in child sexual abuse cases. (A compensation order requires the defendant to compensate the victim of a crime financially.) Ten minute rule motion presented by Andrew Griffiths.

Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Bill – consideration of Lords amendments
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Allows the government to fund healthcare for UK nationals abroad, so it can continue reciprocal healthcare arrangements after Brexit. Previously called the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill.
Draft bill / Lords amendments / Commons library briefing

Offensive Weapons Bill – consideration of Lords amendments
Applies to: England (part), Wales (part), Scotland (part), Northern Ireland (part)
A wide-ranging government bill to tackle violent crime. Among other things it bans: the possession of some corrosive substances in a public place and their sale to under 18s; the delivery of knives and corrosives bought online to residential addresses; and the possession of some offensive weapons like zombie knives, knuckle-dusters and rapid firing rifles.
Draft bill / Lords amendments / Commons library briefing

WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH

Sky Lanterns (Prohibition) Bill
Bans the use of sky lanterns. Ten minute rule motion presented by Ruth George.

THURSDAY 28 MARCH

No votes scheduled

FRIDAY 29 MARCH

No votes scheduled

 

Last Week’s Votes

Passed

  • Fracking (Seismic Activity) Bill – ten minute rule motion
  • Destitution Domestic Violence Concession (Eligibility) Bill – ten minute rule motion

Postponed

  • Overseas Electors Bill – report stage and 3rd reading

 

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