Draft Bills 2009-10

The Government publishes a number of Bills each parliamentary session in draft form, before they are introduced in Parliament as formal Bills.

Draft Bills

Listed on this page are the draft bills published by the Government for the 2009-10 parliamentary session. Also published are select and joint committee reports and Government responses to select or joint committee reports.

Draft Animal Health Bill

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published in January 2010 a draft Bill on animal health.

Draft International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill

The Department for International Development published in January 2010 a draft Bill on putting into law an official development assistance target. 

Draft House of Lords Bill (not published in this session)

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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.