Lords considers Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill

Lords Chamber with Members photograph
14 March 2018

The Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill had its committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, in the Lords on Tuesday 13 February.

This is a private member's bill. 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.

This bill would prohibit unpaid work experience exceeding four weeks.

As no changes were suggested to the bill, a motion was agreed to that both committee and report stages be dispensed with and that the bill progress directly to third reading. This procedure is known as ‘order of commitment discharged’.

Third reading, a chance to 'tidy up' the bill and makes changes, is yet to be scheduled.

Find out more about the Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill

Second reading

The Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) Bill had its second reading, the key debate on the draft law's purpose and principles, on 27 October 2017.

Further information

Image: House of Lords/Roger Harris 2017

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