Law Commission Bill: second reading

27 April 2009

Lord Lloyd of Berwick introduced a discussion on a Private Members' Bill about the work of the Law Commission.

The Law Commission Bill was given a second reading - a debate about the Bill's general principles - in the Lords on 24 April.

Private Members' Bills can be introduced in the Lords by any Member who would like to change a law. There is no ballot in the Lords. To become law a Private Members' Bill must go through the same stages as a Government Bill.

The Bill proceeds to committee stage for line by line examination of its content - a date for which is still to be scheduled.

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