Draft Bills before Parliament

The Government publishes a number of Draft Bills during each parliamentary session.

A Draft Bill is published to enable consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny. After consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny has taken place, the Draft Bill may be introduced formally in House of Commons or the House of Lords.

Most Draft Bills are examined either by select committees in the House of Commons or in the House of Lords or by a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament.

Draft Bills 2014-15

The Government included a number of Draft Bills in the Queen's Speech 2014. The Draft Bills were:

  • Draft Governance of National Parks (England) and the Broads Bill
  • Draft Riot (Damages) Act Bill
  • Draft Protection of Charities Bill

Draft Taxation of Pensions Bill

HM Revenue & Customs published the Draft Taxation of Pensions Bill on 6 August 2014:

Draft Protection of Charities Bill

The Cabinet Office published the Draft Protection of Charities Bill on 22 October 2014:

Bills before Parliament


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How does a Bill become law?

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What is a Draft Bill?

A Draft Bill is published to enable consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny. After consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny has taken place, the Draft Bill may be introduced formally in House of Commons or the House of Lords.

Most Draft Bills are examined either by select committees in the House of Commons or in the House of Lords or by a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament.

Draft Bills from previous sessions

Draft Bills that were published in previous parliamentary sessions are available to view.