Public Bills

Public Bills are proposed changes to the law as it applies to the population in general. Almost all Public Bills that are successfully passed by Parliament are those introduced by the Government.

The vast majority of Public Bills that come before Parliament each year, however, are backbenchers' Bills (known as Private Members' Bills) which are rarely passed but are often used as a method of campaigning for a change in the law by individual MPs and members of the House of Lords.

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