The Procedure Committee has completed a review of the pilot of the use of proxy voting for parental absence in divisions in the House of Commons. It recommended that the scheme should be made permanent. It also recommends the continuation of proxy arrangements for public health reasons relating to the pandemic, as long as their are restrictions on MPs travelling to Westminster.

This note discusses the conventions that have developed as a result of the relationship between individual Members and their constituencies. It covers the issues of constituency casework, raising matters relating to another Member’s constituency in the House, and visits and speaking engagements in other constituencies. The Note deals also with the related matter of local precedence.