House of Lords Private Members’ Bill ballot 2015-16

27 May 2015

On 9 January 2014 the House agreed that, from the start of this Parliament, a ballot should be held on the evening of each State Opening to determine the order of introduction of private members’ bills (draft laws put forward by individual members rather than the government) in the following days and weeks.

The first such ballot has now been held and the bills were drawn in the order set out below. For each bill, the name of the member in charge and the date available for introduction are indicated. Any member who is unavailable on the day offered may ask another member to introduce the bill on his or her behalf, but remains responsible for the bill. If, for any reason, a bill is not introduced on the day offered, the bill must wait until all the other balloted bills have been introduced.

Member  Bill Date
1

Lord Empey

Airports Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill

Thursday 28 May

2

Baroness Turner of Camden

Easter Trading Bill

Thursday 28 May

3

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock

Regulation of Political Opinion Polling Bill

Thursday 28 May

4

Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Accessible Sports Grounds Bill

Thursday 28 May

5

Baroness Howe of Idlicote

Online Safety Bill

Thursday 28 May

6

Lord Purvis of Tweed

Constitutional Convention Bill

Monday 1 June

7

Lord Marlesford

Council Tax Valuation Bands Bill

Monday 1 June

8

Baroness Cox

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill

Monday 1 June

9

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

Access to Palliative Care Bill

Monday 1 June

10

Earl of Lytton

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill

Monday 1 June

11

Lord McColl of Dulwich

Advertising of Prostitution (Prohibition) Bill

Tuesday 2 June

12

Lord Trefgarne

Succession to Peerages Bill

Tuesday 2 June

13

Lord Dholakia

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill

Tuesday 2 June

14

Lord Alton of Liverpool

Mesothelioma (Amendment) Bill

Tuesday 2 June

15

Lord Dubs

Planning (Subterranean Development) Bill

Tuesday 2 June

16

Lord Lexden

Direct Planning (Pilot) Bill

Wednesday 3 June

17

Lord Avebury

Chancel Repairs Bill

Wednesday 3 June

18

Lord Wills

Public Advocate Bill

Wednesday 3 June

19

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe

Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill

Wednesday 3 June

20

Lord Clement-Jones

Gambling (Categorisation and Use of B2 Gaming Machines) Bill

Wednesday 3 June

21

Lord Falconer of Thoroton

Assisted Dying Bill

Thursday 4 June

22

Baroness O'Loan

Conscientious Objection (Medical Activities) Bill

Thursday 4 June

23

Lord Balfe

European Union Citizens (Electoral Rights) Bill

Thursday 4 June

24

Baroness Deech

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill

Thursday 4 June

25

Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames

Cohabitation Rights Bill

Thursday 4 June

26

Baroness Janke

Referendums (Local Authority Governance) Bill

Monday 8 June

27

Lord Dykes

European Union (Information, etc.) Bill

Monday 8 June

28

Lord Saatchi

Medical Innovation Bill

Monday 8 June

29

Baroness Tonge

International Development (Population Change) Bill

Monday 8 June

30

Lord Black of Brentwood

Welfare of Cats (Breeding and Sale) Bill

Monday 8 June

31

Baroness Falkner of Margravine

Armed Forces Deployment (Royal Prerogative) Bill

Tuesday 9 June

32

Baroness McDonagh

Automatic Electoral Registration Bill

Tuesday 9 June

33

Lord Tyler

Referendums (Franchise) Bill

Tuesday 9 June

34

Lord Warner

Right to Die at Home Bill

Tuesday 9 June

35

Lord Kennedy of Southwark

Polling Day (Saturday) Bill

Tuesday 9 June

36

Lord Trees

Veterinary Nurses (Protection of Title) Bill

Wednesday 10 June

37

Lord Lipsey

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) (Amendment) Bill

Wednesday  10 June

38

Baroness Grey-Thompson

Welfare of Women (Fertility Treatments) Bill

Wednesday  10 June

39

Baroness Tyler of Enfield

Carers (Leave Entitlement) Bill

Wednesday  10 June

40

Lord Berkeley

Duchy of Cornwall Bill

Wednesday  10 June

41

Lord Cormack

Bat Habitat Regulation Bill

Thursday 11 June

42

Lord Ramsbotham

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill

Thursday 11 June

43

Lord Taverne

Student Fees (Qualifying Persons) (England) Bill

Thursday 11 June

44

Lord Blencathra

Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill

Thursday 11 June

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