Commons Private Members' Bills: 18 January 2013

18 January 2013

MPs debated a series of Private Members' Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 18 January 2013

Private Members' Bills proceedings

Antarctic Bill

This Bill seeks to implement a new annex to the Antarctic Treaty that was agreed in 2005, requiring anyone undertaking activities in Antarctica to ensure measures are in place to prevent any environmental damage.

Debate on the Antartic Bill was interupted at 11am by the statement from the Prime Minister on the hostage crisis in Algeria. It resumed at 11.54am after which it passed its Commons stages.

The Bill will now move to the House of Lords for consideration.

Energy Companies (Minimum Tariffs) Bill

This Bill seeks to require energy companies to provide the cheapest available tariff to customers aged 75 or over.

The Bill was not moved for debate.

Financial Literacy (Curriculum) Bill

This Bill seeks to make provision for the inclusion of financial literacy in the national curriculum.

The Bill was not moved for debate.

Wild Animals in Circuses Bill

This Bill seeks to prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses.

The Second Reading stage of this Bill commenced on Friday 18 January 2013 but was adjourned. The date for the debate to be resumed is to be announced.

Water Companies (Social Tariffs) Bill

This Bill seeks to require water companies to provide social tariffs for low income families

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

Water Companies (Minimum Tariffs) Bill

This Bill seeks to require water companies to provide the cheapest available tariff to customers aged 75 or over.

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

Transparency in UK Company Supply Chains (Eradication of Slavery) Bill

A Bill to require large companies in the UK to make annual statements of measures taken by them to eradicate slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and the worst forms of child labour (as set out in Article 3 of the International Labour Organisation’s Convention No. 182) from their supply chains.

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

A Bill to amend the Town and Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) (England) Regulations 2007 to limit the display of external advertisements concerning lettings.

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

Representation of the People (Members' Job Share) Bill 2012-13

This Bill seeks to enable representation of a constituency by two persons sharing membership of the House of Commons.

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

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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