Greg Knight, Conservative MP for East Yorkshire introduced the second reading of the Estates of Deceased Persons (Forfeiture Rule and Law of Succession) Private Members’ Bill in the House of Commons on Friday 21 January.
Estates of Deceased Persons Bill
The Bill, which is supported by the government, passed without a vote and will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee.
About the Bill
The Bill gives general effect, with modifications, to the recommendations of the Law Commission in its 2005 report, 'The Forfeiture Rule and the Law of Succession' and would, in certain circumstances, protect the inheritance rights of the descendants of people who have:
Private Members' Bills
Private Members' Bills are Public Bills introduced by MPs and Members of the Lords who aren't government ministers. As with other Public Bills their purpose is to change the law as it applies to the general population.