The Government publishes a number of Bills each Parliamentary session in draft form before they are introduced in Parliament as formal Bills.
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.
Draft Bills 2016-17
Draft Law of Property Bill
Following the Queen's Speech 2016 the government announced that a Draft Law of Property Bill would be brought forward.
Draft Public Service Ombudsman Bill
The Government published a draft bill to establish the office of Public Service Ombudsman and the Board of the Public Service Ombudsman, and to abolish the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration, the Health Service Commissioner for England, and the Commission for Local Administration in England on 5 December 2016.
Draft Spaceflight Bill
The Government published a Draft Spaceflight Bill on 21 February 2017.