Deposit dates for the introduction of Private Bills

Dates and intervals set down by Standing Orders for the Conduct of Private Business beginning November 2019.

This table is for guidance only.  Please contact either Private Bill office if you are unsure about the application of any Standing Order.

Requirements of the Standing Orders Deadline in the Commons and Lords
Last day for deposit of plan (HC SO 27, 29, 30, 212 and HL SO 179) Wednesday 20 November 2019
Last day for deposit of Scottish Provisional Orders or Confirming Bills (HC SO 232, HL SO 194) Wednesday 27 November 2019 & Friday 27 March 2020

Last day for deposit of petitions for bills (HC SO 2, 2A) (HC SO 38) [deposit of bills only in HL: (HL 2) HL SO 38]

Wednesday 27 November 2019
Last day for deposit of environmental assessments (SO 27A; HL SO 27A) Wednesday 4 December 2019
Last day for deposit of estimates of cost of carrying out works (SO 45) Wednesday 4 December 2019
Last day for deposit of housing statements (SO 47) Wednesday 11 December 2019
Examination of new bills (HC SO 71, HS SO 70)

Wednesday 18 December 2019 (time and location to be confirmed)

Last day for determining in which House each Bill starts (HC SO 81, HL SO 90) Wednesday 8 January 2020