This page contains responses on key legislation and Gillian's voting decisions.
Please be aware we are not able to add these for every vote, or Bill, that goes through the House of Commons.
What is a bill?
A Bill is a proposal for a new law, or a proposal to change an existing law that is presented for debate before Parliament.
Bills are introduced in either the House of Commons or House of Lords for examination, discussion and amendment.
When both Houses have agreed on the content of a Bill it is then presented to the reigning monarch for approval (known as Royal Assent).
Once Royal Assent is given a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament and is law.
You can access the amendments that have been tabled in relation to a particular Bill as well as view what happened to each amendment on the bills individual webpage found in Bills before Parliament. You can access the amendments through 'Bill documents' or through the 'Public Bill Committee' proceedings.
How does a bill become a law?
Guide to the passage of a Bill
A Bill is a proposal for a new law, or a proposal to change an existing law, presented for debate before Parliament.
A Bill can start in the Commons or the Lords and must be approved in the same form by both Houses before becoming an Act (law).
This guide shows the passage of a Bill through Parliament and provides further information about each stage of the process.
What is an Act of Parliament?
An Act of Parliament creates a new law or changes an existing law. An Act is a Bill that has been approved by both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and been given Royal Assent by the Monarch. Taken together, Acts of Parliament make up what is known as Statute Law in the UK.