New Bills introduced in the Lords

20 November 2009

Four Government and 12 Private Members' Bills were introduced in the House of Lords on 19 November.

First reading of each Bill took place - a formality which signals the start of the Bill's journey through the House of Lords.

Government Bills

Private Members' Bills

Government Bills and Private Members' Bills are known as Public Bills - they change the law as it applies to the general population and are the most common type of Bill introduced in Parliament.

Government ministers propose the majority of Public Bills - those put forward by other Lords are known as Private Members' Bills.

Further information

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