Following an online petition – “Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists” – that received 286,797 signatures, MPs will hold a general debate on enabling visa / permit-free working for musicians in the EU on Thursday 18 November in Westminster Hall.
The debate will be led by Harriet Harman MP, and will last for up to 90 minutes. You can watch the debate here (from 3pm, Thurs 18 Nov) and a transcript of the debate will be published a few hours after the end of the debate here.
General debates allow MPs to debate important issues, however, they do not end in a vote nor can they directly change the law. You can find out more about how Parliamentary debates, including general debates, work here.