Lords private members' bills

12 December 2016

The House of Lords debated two private members' bills on Friday 9 December, covering House of Lords reform and property boundary disputes.

A private member's bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.

House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill

A bill to amend the House of Lords Act 1999 to remove the by-election system for the election of hereditary peers.

The bill had its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny. 

Find out more about the House of Lords Act 1999 (Amendment) Bill

The 2016-2017 session of Parliament ended on 27 April 2017 and this bill will make no further progress.

Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill

A bill to make provision for the resolution of disputes concerning the location or placement of the boundaries and private rights of way relating to the title of an estate in land.

The bill had its second reading, the key debate on its purpose and principles.

Find out more about the Property Boundaries (Resolution of Disputes) Bill

The 2016-2017 session of Parliament ended on 27 April 2017 and this bill will make no further progress.

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