Commons Private Members’ Bills: 9 January 2015

09 January 2015

MPs debated a number of Private Members’ Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 9 January 2015, starting with the Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill.

Private Members’ Bills Debated

The following Bills were debated on Friday 9 January 2015:

Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill: Report Stage & Third Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Jeremy Lefroy, seeks to make provision about the safety of health and social care services in England; to make provision about the integration of information relating to users of health and social care services in England; to make provision about the sharing of information relating to an individual for the purposes of providing that individual with health or social care services in England; to make provision about the objectives of the regulatory bodies for health and social care professions and the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care; to make provision about the disposal of cases concerning a person’s fitness to practise a health or social care profession; and for connected purposes.

The Bill passed all of its stages in the House of Commons; it will now move to the House of Lords for consideration.

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill: Report Stage & Third Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mr Richard Bacon, seeks to place a duty on certain public authorities to keep a register of individuals and associations of individuals who wish to acquire serviced plots of land to bring forward self-build and custom housebuilding projects and to place a duty on certain public authorities to have regard to those registers in carrying out planning and other functions.

The Bill passed all of its stages in the House of Commons; it will now move to the House of Lords for consideration.

Defence Expenditure (NATO Target) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mr Christopher Chope, seeks to make provision about the meeting by the United Kingdom of the target for defence expenditure to constitute a minimum of 2% of Gross Domestic Product; to make provision that the definition of defence expenditure is subject to independent verification; and for connected purposes.

This Bill started its second reading debate but the debate was adjourned. Debate is expected to resume on Friday 16 January 2015.

Private Members’ Bills Debated and Withdrawn

European Parliament Elections Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mr Christopher Chope, seeks to make provision for an open list system for elections to the European Parliament.

This Bill was withdrawn at the end of the debate and will not progress any further.

UK Borders Control Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mr Christopher Chope, seeks to make provision to ensure that the United Kingdom has absolute control over the right to prevent non-UK citizens from entering the United Kingdom; to determine the circumstances in which non-UK citizens may be required to leave the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

This Bill was withdrawn at the end of the debate and will not progress any further.

Private Members' Bill passed at second reading without debate

At the end of the sitting at 2.30pm bills cannot be debated, but may pass second reading if the motion is not objected to.

Mutuals’ Deferred Shares Bill [Lords]: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Jonathan Evans, seeks to enable the law relating to societies registered and incorporated under the Friendly Societies Act 1992 and certain mutual insurers to be amended to permit or facilitate the issue of deferred shares; and to restrict the voting rights of members who hold such shares.

This Bill completed its second reading without a debate and was committed to a public bill committee.

Rescheduled Private Members’ Bills

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

Railways Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Caroline Lucas, seeks to require the Secretary of State to assume control of passenger rail franchises when they come up for renewal; and for connected purposes.

Debate on this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 27 February 2015.

Dogs (Registration) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Julie Hilling, seeks to require the annual registration of dogs; to require that income from registration be used to fund the enforcement of conditions and penalties imposed on those owning and controlling dogs; and for connected purposes.

Debate on this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 6 March 2015.

Convicted Prisoners Voting Bill: Second Reading [Day 2]

This Bill, sponsored by Mr Christopher Chope, seeks to make provision for rules relating to the exclusion of convicted prisoners from participation in Parliamentary and Local Elections.

Debate on this Bill has been scheduled 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.

Debate on this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 16 January 2015.

Road Traffic Regulation (Temporary Closure for Filming) Bill: Second Reading [Day 2]

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.

Debate on this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 16 January 2015.

Illegal Immigrants (Criminal Sanctions) Bill: Second Reading [Day 2]

This 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.

Debate on this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 16 January 2015.

House of Lords (Maximum Membership) Bill: Second Reading

This 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.

Debate on this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 16 January 2015.

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

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

Debate on this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 16 January 2015.

Wild Animals in Circuses Bill: Second Reading

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

Debate on this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 16 January 2015.

Local Planning and Housing Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Sir William Cash, seeks to make provision for the clarification and improvement of local planning procedures; to make provision in relation to housing supply; and for connected purposes.

Debate on this Bill has been scheduled for Friday 16 January 2015.

Private Members’ Bills Debated and Withdrawn

European Parliament Elections Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mr Christopher Chope, seeks to make provision for an open list system for elections to the European Parliament.

This Bill has been withdrawn at the end of the debate and will not progress any further.

UK Borders Control Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mr Christopher Chope, seeks to make provision to ensure that the United Kingdom has absolute control over the right to prevent non-UK citizens from entering the United Kingdom; to determine the circumstances in which non-UK citizens may be required to leave the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

This Bill has been withdrawn at the end of the debate and will not progress any further.

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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