The resolution of the House of 1 February
2 Is proxy voting required for ‘baby leave’?
Present arrangements for absence from divisions in the House
Provision for proxy voting in other Parliaments
Maternity and paternity absences under existing arrangements
Are the existing arrangements adequate?
Arrangements to cater for maternity absence
Members’ experience of maternity absence
Should proxy voting be available to others?
3 Operation of a proxy voting scheme
Starting and ending the scheme
Members eligible to act as a proxy
When a proxy vote ought to be available
When a proxy vote ought not to be used
Use of proxy votes outside the Chamber
Conclusions and recommendations
Annex 1: proposed Standing Order changes to provide for proxy voting
Annex 2: proposed provisions of a proxy voting scheme
Annex 3: proposed resolution governing the operation of proxy voting
List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament
Published: 15 May 2018