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Voting by proxy

Inquiry

Proxy voting is a formal arrangement recognised by the House of Commons which allows Members who are absent due to baby leave to have another Member vote on their behalf.

Following the Committee’s earlier work on proxy voting, and proxy voting for parental leave being placed on a permanent basis, this inquiry will explore whether the scheme should be broadened further.

Read the call for evidence to find out more about this inquiry.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Monday 8 November 2021.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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First report - Proxy voting and the presence of babies in the Chamber and Westminster Hall
Inquiries Voting by proxy, and Presence of babies in the Chamber and Westminster Hall
Committees Procedure Committee
HC 383
Report

Oral evidence transcripts

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28 February 2022
Inquiry Voting by proxy
Witnesses Mr William Wragg
Committees Procedure Committee
Oral Evidence
10 January 2022
Inquiry Voting by proxy
Witnesses Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP (Leader at House of Commons)
Committees Procedure Committee
Oral Evidence
6 December 2021
Inquiry Voting by proxy
Witnesses Ms Harriet Harman, and Sir Bernard Jenkin
Committees Procedure Committee
Oral Evidence
VBP0001 - Voting by proxy
Witnesses Sir Bernard Jenkin
Committees Procedure Committee
Written Evidence

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  • Address: Procedure Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA