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Draft Bills before Parliament

The Government publishes a number of Draft Bills during each parliamentary session.

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A Draft Bill is published to enable consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny. After consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny has taken place, the Draft Bill may be introduced formally in the House of Commons or the House of Lords.

Most Draft Bills are examined either by select committees in the House of Commons or in the House of Lords, or by a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament.

Draft Bills 2022-23

Draft Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill

On 2 May 2023, the Government published the following:

The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee announced its pre legislative scrutiny of the draft Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill on 25 May 2023.

Draft Mental Health Reform Bill

On 27 June 2022, the Government published the following:

A Joint Committee was established on 19 July 2022 to carry out pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Mental Health Bill.

  • The Joint Committee published its final Report on 19 January 2023

Draft Victims Bill

On 25 May 2022, the Government published the following:

The House of Commons Justice Committee undertook pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Bill:

The Victims and Prisoners Bill was introduced on 29 March 2023:

Draft Media Bill

On 23 March 2022, the Government published the following:

The House of Commons (Digital,) Culture, Media and Sport Committee is currently undertaking pre-legislative scrutiny of the Draft Media Bill.

 

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What is a Draft Bill?

A Draft Bill is published to enable consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny. After consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny has taken place, the Draft Bill may be introduced formally in House of Commons or the House of Lords.

Most Draft Bills are examined either by select committees in the House of Commons or in the House of Lords or by a joint committee of both Houses of Parliament.

Draft Bills from previous sessions

Draft Bills that were published in previous parliamentary sessions are available to view.