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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 2019-21

Draft Building Safety Bill

The Government published a Draft Building Safety Bill on 20 July 2020.

The Housing, Communities, Local Government Select Committee untook pre-legislative scrutiny of the Bill in October/November 2020.

Draft Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Repeal) Bill

The Government published a Draft Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Repeal) Bill on 1 December 2020.

A Joint Committee from both Houses has been appointed to undertake pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Bill.

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Bills before Parliament

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How does a Bill become law?

Our Passage of a Bill guide shows a Bill’s journey through Parliament – find out what happens at each stage.

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.