Clear the Lobby
by Sebastian Salek
 
 

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Hey team.

Hope you had a good Bank Holiday weekend.

Parliament kicks off on Tuesday with some meaty Brexit legislation.

The Fisheries Bill arrives in the Commons after getting kicked about in the Lords.

Peers passed amendments including minimum quotas for new entrants, a national landing requirement to ensure a minimum percentage of fish caught in UK waters are landed in UK ports, and limiting ministerial powers to change the regulations to reflect international agreements.

Let's see whether the PM tries to wield his 80-seat majority in the Commons to reverse some of those changes.

And of course the government's various summer education fiascos won't be forgotten as children return to school.

It'll be all eyes on certain ministers to see how they perform in the House. You never know, their jobs may just depend on it...

Until next week. In the meantime, feel free to tweet me, or just reply to this email.

Sebastian (@sebastiansalek)

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MONDAY 31 AUGUST

No votes scheduled

TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER

Immigration (Health and Social Care Staff) Bill
Grants indefinite leave to remain to health and social care staff. Ten minute rule motion presented by Christine Jardine.

Fisheries Bill - 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Creates a legal framework for managing Britain's fisheries after the end of the Brexit transition period. Similar to the previous bill that fell when Parliament was prorogued last year. Started in the Lords.
Draft bill (PDF) / Commons Library briefing

WEDNESDAY 2 SEPTEMBER

Recall of MPs (Change of Party Affiliation) Bill
Triggers an automatic by-election if MPs voluntarily change parties. Ten minute rule motion presented by Anthony Mangnall, who became an MP by defeating Sarah Wollaston, one of the many MPs who switched allegiances last year. Read more in the Independent.

Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill - 2nd reading
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Implements three international agreements (the 1996, 2005 and 2007 Hague Conventions) into domestic law so they'll still apply after the Brexit transition period ends. Gives the government powers to implement future international agreements on private international law without primary legislation. Started in the Lords.
Draft bill (PDF) / Lords Library briefing

THURSDAY 3 SEPTEMBER

Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill - committee stage, report stage, 3rd reading
Applies to: England, Wales
Exempts public toilets from paying business rates. This was a commitment at the 2018 and 2020 Budgets.
Draft bill / Commons Library briefing

FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

No votes scheduled

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