Commons Private Members' Bills: 1 February 2013

01 February 2013

MPs debated two of the listed Private Members' Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 1 February 2013

Private Members' Bills debated

The following Bills were debated on Friday 1 February 2013:

Commercial Lobbyists (Registration and Code of Conduct) Bill

This Bill seeks to establish a public register of organisations and individuals that carry out lobbying in Parliament, the Government and local authorities for financial gain.

It seeks to introduce a code of conduct for those on the register and sanctions for non-registration and non-compliance with the code of conduct.

The Bill was withdrawn following the debate.

Armed Forces (Prevention of Discrimination) Bill

This Bill seeks to provide that certain offences committed towards members of the armed forces shall be treated as aggravated; and for connected purposes.

The Bill was withdrawn following the debate.

Rescheduled Private Members' Bills

The Second Reading stage of the following Bills have been rescheduled: 

Train Companies (Minimum Fares) Bill

Debate began at 2.27pm on this Bill but was stopped at the moment of interruption at 2.30pm. This Bill seeks to require train companies to offer customers the cheapest available fare as a first option; and connected purposes.

The Second Reading stage of this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 1 March 2013.

Smoke-free Private Vehicles Bill [Lords]

This Bill seeks to amend the Health Act 2006 to make provision for a ban on smoking in private vehicles where children are present.

The Second Reading stage of this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 1 March 2013.

Free School Meals (Children over the age of 16) Bill

This Bill seeks to make provision to introduce free school meal arrangements for children over the age of 16 who attend colleges to bring them into line with arrangements for children who attend schools, academies and free schools; and for connected purposes.

The Second Reading stage of this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 1 March 2013.

Cosmetic Surgery (Minimum Standards) Bill

This Bill seeks to establish minimum standards for the practice of cosmetic surgery, including non-surgical procedures; and for connected purposes.

The Second Reading stage of this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 1 March 2013.

Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 (Amendment) Bill

This Bill seeks to amend the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 to limit the display of external advertisements concerning lettings; and for connected purposes.

The Second Reading stage of this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 1 March 2013.

Private Members' Bills that were not moved

The following Bills were not moved for debate at Second Reading stage on Friday 1 February 2013. A bill can only progress if a future day is nominated for its consideration. No dates have been given for these Bills. The last sitting Friday this session available for debate of Private Members' Bills is 1 March 2013.

Executive Pay and Remuneration Bill

This Bill seeks to require that companies' remuneration committees have employee representation; that companies hold an annual binding shareholder vote on executive remuneration; and for connected purposes.

Suicide (Prevention) Bill

This Bill seeks to require the Secretary of State to set up a body to establish a public intiative for the prevention of suicide and self-harm, to work with internet providers and others to reduce access to information on the internet and through other sources on methods of suicide and to develop a system of alerts and blocks for internet searched relating to suicide.

House of Lords (Cessation of Membership) Bill [Lords]

This Bill seeks to make provision for Peers to cease to be Members of the House of Lords by way of retirement or in the event of non-attendance or criminal conviction.

Private Members' Bills

Private Members' Bills are Public Bills introduced by MPs and Lords who are not government ministers.
 
As with other Public Bills, their purpose is to change the law as it applies to the general population.
 
A minority of Private Members' Bills become law but, by creating publicity around an issue, they may affect legislation indirectly.

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