Commons Private Members' Bill: 20 October 2017

20 October 2017

MPs debated a number of Private Members' Bill in the House of Commons on Friday 20 October 2017.

Private Members' Bills

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Chris Bryant, aims make provision about offences when perpetrated against emergency workers, and persons assisting such workers; to make certain offences aggravated when perpetrated against such workers in the exercise of their duty; to require persons suspected of certain assaults against such workers which may pose a health risk to provide intimate samples and to make it an offence, without reasonable excuse, to refuse to provide such samples; and for connected purposes.

The Bill passed its Second Reading without a division in the House of Commons.

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake, aims to make provision about leave and pay for employees whose children have died.

The Bill passed its Second Reading without a division in the House of Commons.

Public Sector Exit Payments (Limitation) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Christopher Chope, aims to limit exit payments made by public sector organisations to employees; and for connected purposes.

This Bill did not have time to be fully debated, and is scheduled to resume on 1 December 2017.

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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