|Operated by||Speaker of the Commons|
|Created||5 May 2013|
|Number of rejected submissions||16|
Rejected Submissions is a thread, found in the Division Lobby that keeps a record of all items submitted to the Speaker in the past that have been deemed inappropriate or unsuitable. Usually the Speaker decides whether or not to reject an item but occasionally, the Community Team may intervene. The thread was set up in May 2013 by then-Speaker Jarred and has been updated when necessary ever since. If members have queries regarding the rejection of an item, they are free to raise them in the Ask the Speaker thread. Not all submissions are rejected straight away - some are only removed if several members raise concerns about them.
As one would expect, members have not been pleased in the past when their submissions have been rejected and sometimes the rejection of submissions can lead to an uproar from the House. The most famous example of this was in November 2016 following the rejection of 2 joke bills created by SoggyCabbages. Members claimed that the then-Speaker Saracen's Fez was being too fussy, and mobbsy91 and Jammy Duel even suggested proposing a Motion of No Confidence in the Speaker.
List of rejected submissions
Since the creation of the rejected submissions archive, 16 items have been rejected. It is worth noting though that the British Security Bill, the Drawn Pornographic Images Bill and the Enabling Bill were not recorded in the rejected submissions thread.
|Title of item||Type of item||Submitter||Submitted||Reason for rejection|
|TSR Parliament European Relations Motion||Motion||The Mad Dog||5 May 2013||The day before this was submitted, the same issue in bill form was voted down was the House.|
|Petition for the reinstatement of tehFrance||Petition||Cheese_Monster||16 May 2013||The situation regarding tehFrance was not a political matter and could not be fixed by the Government.|
|Northern Ireland Beach Litter||Motion||StatusRed||11 June 2013||It bore too much resembleance to a real life EDM and it was believed that it would not stimulate a reasonable amount of debate.|
|Edward Snowdon Flight Ban||Motion||Labour Party||19 June 2013||It did not call on the Government to do anything and did not present much opportunity for discussion.|
|Abortion in Northern Ireland||Motion||Labour Party||25 July 2013||It called on the Government to do something which had already been achieved in the Abortion (Amendment) Act 2012.|
|Motion of No Confidence in the Speaker - Faland||Motion of No Confidence||notneb, Life_peer, StatusRed||15 June 2014||Just minutes before its submission, Faland had a successful Motion of Confidence passed in them as Speaker.|
|Motion on the Scottish referendum||Motion||Cryptographic||11 September 2014||It should have been submitted in the form of an amendment, not a motion.|
|British Security Bill||Bill||Saoirse:3||3 August 2016||The bill's aim to prevent gay and transgender people from entering the country was deemed inappropriate.|
|Drawn Pornographic Images Bill||Bill||Socialist Party||17 August 2016||The bill's aim to relax the laws on pornography was deemed inappropriate.|
|Privatisation of Vermin Bill||Bill||Socialist Party||8 September 2016||The Monarch was referred to as a 'German whore'.|
|Crisis Committee Improvement Amendment||Amendment||Nigel Farage MEP||23 October 2016||It attempted to render the Crisis Committee useless without officially abolishing it. Also, an amendment to close to the committee had just failed.|
|Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill||Bill||SoggyCabbages||26 November 2016||The bill's aim to disenfranchise the female sex was deemed inappropriate.|
|Work Rehabilitation Centres Bill||Bill||SoggyCabbages||27 November 2016||The bill's aim to force the unemployed to go to work camps for the rest of their lives was deemed inappropriate.|
|Motion of No Confidence in the Speaker - Saracen's Fez||Motion of No Confidence||SoggyCabbages||11 January 2017||Saracen's Fez had already announced his resignation as Speaker and the Motion of No Confidence would have concluded after he had left the post.|
|Enabling Bill||Bill||SoggyCabbages||The bill's pro-Nazi sentiment was deemed inappropriate.|