MPs debated the Apprenticeships and Skills (Public Procurement Contracts) Bill, one of a number of Private Members' Bills scheduled for debate in the House of Commons on Friday 1 November 2013.
Apprenticeships and Skills (Public Procurement Contracts) Bill: Second Reading
This Bill, sponsored by Andrew Gwynne MP, seeks to require certain public procurement contracts let by public authorities to include a commitment by the contractor to provide apprenticeships and skills training; and for connected purposes.
The debate was adjourned and is scheduled to resume on Friday 8 November 2013.
The following bills were also scheduled for debate on 1 November, but have now been scheduled.
Communications (Unsolicited Telephone Calls and Texts) Bill: Second Reading
This Bill, sponsored by Mike Crockart MP, seeks to to reduce the incidence of unsolicited telephone calls and texts received by consumers; and for connected purposes.
Debate on this Bill has been rescheduled for Friday 29 November 2013.
Private Members' Bills
Private Members' Bills are Public Bills introduced by MPs and Lords who are not government ministers.
As with other Public Bills, their purpose is to change the law as it applies to the general population.
A minority of Private Members' Bills become law but, by creating publicity around an issue, they may affect legislation indirectly.
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