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The TSR House of Commons does not only pass bills regarding changing the law it will also look into changing the procedure of the way that the HOC is run. These bills will be voted on by MP's.

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A1 - Bills

This bill was concerned with the amount of time that is takes for bills to pass through the House of commons. It set the time period in stone which had not been previously been done.

  • The discussion and voting of this bill can be found here
  • This bill was Passed

A2 - Party Membership

This bill was in response to a number of people being members of more than one party. It laid out the rules that a person could only be a member of one party and that if they were found to be breaking this rule they would be subject to warning or possibly being banned from the house of commons. It also lead to the creation of an MP list.

  • The discussion and voting for this bill can be found here
  • This bill was Passed

A3 - A press office for the Commons

This bill involved the setting up of a press office in the HOC they would report on the bills that were produced by the parties. The "journalists" would have to remain independent if they were party of one of the parties and generally produce articles to aid discussion within the HOC. The articles that they produced would also be there with the aim to make the HOC more accessible to new members.

  • The discussion and voting for this bill can be found here
  • This bill was Passed

A4 - Speaker Election '06

This bill followed the resignation of beekeeper as speaker in the HOC. There were two candidates. Deej2 and root and the option to abstain was also available. The election was won by Deej2 who became the new speaker.

  • The discussion and voting for this bill can be found here

A5 - Enforcement of Whip appointments within Parties

Following a period of inactivity this bill was produced to try and encourage greater activities. It stated that each party with more than two members would have to appoint a whip. The role of this whip would be to ensure that MP's were voting.

  • The discussion and voting for this bill can be found here
  • This bill was Passed

A6 - Cessations of Readings

This bill was produced in response to the homicide bill. It gave the authors of bills the ability to ask for a cessation in the discussion of a bill for a period of up to a week so that the bill can be rewritten. This would be most commonly used in a situation where the bill is likely to be completely rejected by the house and need major changes that the author is willing to make.

  • The discussion and voting for this bill can be found here
  • This bill was Passed

A7 - Independant MPs

This bill addresses the issue of what to do if an independent MPs seat if the MP chooses to join one of the main parties having been elected. It gave two options first that the seat is given to the party that the MP joins or that the seat is given to a party baring in mind the election results.

  • The discussion and voting for this bill can be found here
  • It was decided that the seat would go with the MP to the party which they joined.

A8 - waiting time for bills to enter public discussion

This states that bills should not spend more than four days in the HOC Hansard before going to vote. It also puts the minimum of 24 hours into writing.

  • The discussion and voting for this bill can be found here
  • This bill was Passed

A9 - Amendment for procedural precedent in the house

This Bill aimed to change the amount of time that a bill spent in discussion and make the timings more rigid. It also put more responsibility in the hands of the speaker.

  • The discussion and voting for this bill can be found here
  • This bill was Rejected

A10 - Spoilt Ballot

This bill gives voters in TSR general election the ability to "spoil" their ballot allowing them to express disillusionment with the government. It leads to there being a spoil ballot option in election polls.

  • The discussion and voting for this bill can be found here
  • This bill was Passed

A11 - Ministerial Duties

States the ministers and shadow ministers have to create threads and answer questions about their area of expertise. In the style of Prime Ministers question time.

  • The discussion and voting for this bill can be found here
  • This bill was Passed

A12 - Vote of No Confidence in the Speaker

A vote of no confidence was called by The Humble Mosquito in the speaker daniel williams.

  • The discussion for this procedural bill can be found here
  • The voting for this bill can be found here
  • This bill was Rejected

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About the TSR Model House of CommonsMHoC PetitionsThe Current ParliamentMHoC: History (Parties, Independents, Positions)MHoC: History (Elections, Parliaments, Governments)MHoC: History (Ministers, Cabinets, Privy Council)MHoC TreatiesMHoC Hansard (Era I, Era II) • MHoC MotionsMHoC ConstitutionMHoC Guidance DocumentMHoC Current LawMHoC Economic RecordMHoC AmendmentsMHoC Statements of Intent

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