A quick reminder that there is a House of Commons meet in London this weekend, I would encourage as many as possible to come. Sadly I will not be present and so you will not be able to take advantage of the contents of the Barman of the House of Commons Amendment, the passing of which in the Division Lobby it is my duty to inform the house.
First of all just to let you all know that I'm going to be returning to the position as Speaker this Saturday (24th January) after attending the HoC meet.
I will however have a slightly reduced than usual time for which I hope you can all bear with me for as I've got to go home for the funeral of my Grandfather who passed away at the weekend and sort various bits out.
During this time, by trusty Barman (who i think has done a sterling job) will be keeping his powers so if I do have any problems he can continue running the house.
its been great to see such high levels of activity in the house recently and I think you should all give yourselves a pat on the back because I know with exams and everything else its hard to find time to write these bills and whatnot but i'm really pleased to see that you've had the division lobby crammed recently. and there is still more stuff coming up for discussion.
Thanks for supporting ukebert in his role as deputy speaker / barman and please ensure he is rewarded adequately.
(Original post by veni_vidi)
FAO (as your inbox is full)
Me again!!! yep i'm back and still as bad as ever at sending daily PM's
So here is what's happenign at the moment in the HoC. I'm still trying to sort everything out since my return and I will be going over the activity of members again shortly so we can see how active people are being.
other than that can i please remind everyone to vote its really important and its also nice to have inboxes kept clear so messages can be recieved, and if anyone is away or needs a proxy etc please let me know with ideally a weeks notice. just so i can make sure i note it down.
The usual daily updates... first of all going to start off with a little moan (sorry)
all be it our recent high level of bill activity has been good we've come across this issue whereby bills are now entering cessation periods because I've not got responses back from people about whether their bills are to go to a vote or second reading.
I always give 2 days notice (minimum) before it needs action to be taken so you will usually have 2 or 3 days to let me know what you want to happen with the bill. there are now 3 bills in cessation. and I need to know ASAP what to do with them so they can be voted on, scrapped or have further readings issued. could everyone please get back to me about these.