Draft Bills 2013-14

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

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.

Listed on this page are the Draft Bills published by the Government in the Parliamentary session 2013-14. Also published are select and joint committee reports, Government responses to select or joint committee reports or consultations, if available.

Draft Bills announced in 2013-14

The Government announced a number of new Draft Bills in the Queen's Speech 2013. The new Draft Bills were:

  • Draft Consumer Rights Bill
  • Draft Deregulation Bill
  • Draft National Insurance Contributions Bill
  • A draft Bill concerning National Assembly For Wales
  • A draft Bill concerning changes to the Riot Damages Act 1886

Draft Consumer Rights Bill

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) published the Draft Consumer Rights Bill on 13 June 2013:

Draft Deregulation Bill

The Cabinet Office published the Draft Deregulation Bill on 1 July 2013:

Draft clauses for the Finance Bill 2014

The Government has committed to confirming the majority of measures for inclusion in the Finance Bill at least three months prior to introduction of the Bill itself and, where possible, to publish draft legislation for each of these measures:

Draft National Insurance Contributions Bill

HM Revenue & Customs published the Draft National Insurance Contributions Bill on 15 July 2013:

Draft Modern Slavery Bill

The Home Office announced the publication of the Draft Modern Slavery Bill in a Written Ministerial Statement made on 16 December 2013. This Draft Bill was not announced as part of the Queen's Speech 2013.

Draft Wales Bill

The Wales Office published the Draft Wales Bill on 18 December 2013:

Draft Bills from previous sessions

A number of Draft Bills published in the 2012-13 session were initially considered during that session but continued to be considered by Parliament during the current (2013-14) session:

Draft Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published the Draft Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Bill on 9 April 2013:

Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Draft Bill

The Ministry of Justice published the Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Draft Bill on 22 November 2012:

Draft Wild Animals in Circuses Bill

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs published the Draft Wild Animals in Circuses Bill on 16 April 2013: