Commons Private Members' Bills: 25 October 2013

25 October 2013

MPs debated the Private Landlords and Letting and Managing Agents (Regulation) Bill, one of a number of Private Members' Bills that was scheduled for debate in the House of Commons on Friday 25 October 2013.

Private Landlords and Letting and Managing Agents (Regulation) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Sir Alan Meale MP, seeks to establish a mandatory national register of private landlords; to introduce regulation of private sector letting agents and managing agents; to establish a body to administer the national register and to monitor compliance with regulations applying to letting agents and managing agents; to require all tenancy agreements entered into with private landlords to take the form of written agreements; and for connected purposes.

Debate on the Bill was adjourned and is scheduled to be resumed on Friday 1 November 2013.

Rescheduled debates

The following Private Members' Bills were also scheduled to receive their second reading on 25 October but have now been rescheduled for later dates:

Young Offenders (Parental Responsibility) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mr Philip Hollobone MP, seeks to make provision for the parents of young offenders to be legally responsible for their actions.

The second reading of the Bill has been resheduled for Friday 28 February 2014.

Foreign National Offenders (Exclusion from the United Kingdom) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mr Philip Hollobone MP, seeks to make provision to exclude from the United Kingdom foreign nationals found guilty of a criminal offence committed in the United Kingdom.

The second reading of the Bill has been resheduled for Friday 28 February 2014.

Asylum Seekers (Return to Nearest Safe Country) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mr Philip Hollobone MP, seeks to facilitate the transfer of asylum seekers to the safe country nearest their country of origin.

The second reading of the Bill has been resheduled for Friday 28 February 2014.

Prisons (Drug Testing) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Margot James MP, seeks to make provision about the drugs for which persons detained in prisons and similar institutions may be tested.

The second reading of the Bill has been resheduled for Friday 28 February 2014.

Drug Driving (Assessment of Drug Misuse) Bill: Adjourned debate on Second Reading [18 October]

This Bill, sponsored by Graham Evans MP, seeks to provide for the assessment of drug dependency or propensity for drug misuse of persons who, in the course of investigations for certain driving offences, have provided blood or urine samples that reveal the presence of certain drugs; and for connected purposes.

The second reading of the Bill has been resheduled for Friday 28 February 2014.

Related Information

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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