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Brian Iddon, Labour MP for Bolton South East, has topped the annual MPs' ballot for Private Members' Bills. Fellow Labour MPs David Chaytor, Andrew Gwynne and Albert Owen were second, third and fourth.
The top ten MPs in the ballot are:
This Parliamentary session will be cut short by the general election next year and Harriet Harman, Leader of the Commons, told MPs today that the House would have to reduce time available for Private Members' Bills as a "question of proportionality".
The ballot is held every year, on the second Thursday of the parliamentary session. Time for Private Members' Bills is limited and the ballot allows for a degree of prioritising. Several Fridays are set aside for debates.
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