Commons Private Members’ Bills: 28 November 2014

Commons Private Members’ Bills: 28 November 2014
28 November 2014

MPs debated the Tenancies (Reform) Bill in the House of Commons on Friday 28 November 2014.

Private Members’ Bill debated

The following Bill was debated on Friday 28 November 2014:

Tenancies (Reform) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Sarah Teather, seeks to protect tenants against retaliatory eviction; to amend the law on notices requiring possession relating to assured shorthold tenancies; and for connected purposes. 

The debate was interrupted at 11am with an Urgent Question on Immigration statistics and resumed approximately thirty minutes later.

This Bill started its second reading debate but the debate was adjourned. Debate is expected to resume on the Bill on Friday 5 December 2014.  

Rescheduled Private Members’ Bills

The second reading stages of the following Bills have been rescheduled:

Low Pay Commission (National Minimum Wage) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Dan Jarvis, seeks to require the Secretary of State to set a target for the Low Pay Commission to increase the minimum wage during the term of a Parliament; to require the Low Pay Commission to write to the Secretary of State if this target cannot be met; to require the Secretary of State to ensure that the Low Pay Commission has the power to set up taskforces in certain sectors; and for connected purposes.

The second reading stage of this Bill has been rescheduled for Friday 16 January 2015.

Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mr Christopher Chope, seeks to make provision to restrict the entitlement of non-UK Citizens from the European Union and the European Economic Area to taxpayer-funded benefits.

The second reading stage of this Bill has been rescheduled for Friday 5 December 2015.

Road Traffic Regulation (Temporary Closure for Filming) Bill: Adjourned debate on Second Reading [7 November]

This Bill, sponsored by Iain Stewart, seeks to make provision for the restriction or regulation of traffic on roads in connection with filming; and for connected purposes.

The second reading stage of this Bill has been rescheduled for Friday 5 December 2015.

Illegal Immigrants (Criminal Sanctions) Bill: Adjourned debate on Second Reading [24 October]

The Bill, sponsored by Mr Christopher Chope, seeks to make provision for criminal sanctions against those who have entered the UK illegally or who have remained in the UK without legal authority.

The second reading stage of this Bill has been rescheduled for Friday 5 December 2015.

House of Lords (Maximum Membership) Bill: Second Reading

The Bill, sponsored by Mr Christopher Chope, seeks to provide for a maximum limit on the number of Peers entitled to vote in the House of Lords; and to provide for a moratorium on new appointments.

The second reading stage of this Bill has been rescheduled for Friday 5 December 2015.

EU Membership (Audit of Costs and Benefits) Bill: Second Reading

The Bill, sponsored by Mr Christopher Chope, seeks to require an independent audit of the benefits and costs of UK membership of the European Union.

The second reading stage of this Bill has been rescheduled for Friday 5 December 2015.

Wild Animals in Circuses Bill: Second Reading

The Bill, sponsored by Jim Fitzpatrick, seeks to prohibit the use of wild animals in circuses; and for connected purposes.

The second reading stage of this Bill has been rescheduled for Friday 5 December 2015.

Related Information

About 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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