Commons Private Members’ Bills: 12 September 2014

Commons Private Members’ Bills: 12 September 2014
12 September 2014

MPs debated a number of Private Members’ Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 12 September 2014, starting with International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill.

Private Members’ Bills debated

The following Bills were debated on 12 September 2014:

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Michael Moore MP, seeks to make provision about the meeting by the United Kingdom of the target for official development assistance (ODA) to constitute 0.7 per cent of gross national income; to make provision for independent verification that ODA is spent efficiently and effectively; and for connected purposes.

The debate was interupted at 11am with an Urgent Question to the Minister for Europe and resumed forty minutes later.

The Bill completed its second reading stage and was committed to a public bill committee.

Household Safety (Carbon Monoxide Detectors) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Andrew Bingham MP, seeks to introduce a requirement that a functioning carbon monoxide detector must be installed in all newly built and all rented residential properties; and for connected purposes.

This Bill started its second reading debate but the debate was adjourned. It is expected to resume its debate on Friday 9 January 2015.

Rescheduled debates

Pavement Parking Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Martin Horwood MP, seeks to make provision for the safety, convenience and free movement on pavements of disabled people, older people, people accompanying young children, and other pavement users; to clarify, strengthen and simplify the law relating to parking on pavements in England and Wales; and for connected purposes.

Debate on this Bill has been rescheduled for 9 January 2015.

Energy (Buildings and Reduction of Fuel Use) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Dr Alan Whitehead MP, requires the Secretary of State to draw up and publish an Energy in Buildings Strategy; to require the Secretary of State to take reasonable steps to implement that Strategy; to require the Secretary of State to set cost-effective targets to reduce fuel use; and for connected purposes.

Debate on this Bill has been rescheduled for 16 January 2015.

Houses in Multiple Occupation (Energy Performance Certificates and Minimum Energy Standards) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Dr Alan Whitehead MP, requires the Secretary of State to make regulations about the renting out of houses in multiple occupation; to require landlords to provide energy performance certificates to prospective tenants; to set minimum energy efficiency standards for the letting of houses in multiple occupation; and for connected purposes.

Debate on this Bill has been rescheduled for 16 January 2015.

Civil Partnership Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Tim Loughton MP, seeks to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to provide that opposite sex couples may enter into a civil partnership; and for connected purposes.

Debate on this Bill has been rescheduled for 17 October 2014.

Specialist Printing Equipment and Materials (Offences) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mr David Amess MP, seeks to make provision for an offence in respect of specialist printing equipment and related materials; and for connected purposes. 

Debate on this Bill has been rescheduled for 17 October 2014.

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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