Clear the Lobby gives you a roundup of legislation and ten minute rule motions in Parliament each week. Sometimes there’s not a lot of it, which makes it look like MPs aren’t spending much time in the debating chamber. But there’s plenty else going on that doesn’t directly involve voting on laws.
If you’ve subscribed to Clear the Lobby for a little while, you’ll have noticed that some weeks there’s a deluge of bills scheduled for debate on a Friday. These are private members’ bills: legislation introduced by MPs and Lords who are not government ministers.