Lords private members' bills

25 October 2013

The House of Lords will have its first chance to debate the key principles and purpose of three private members' bills on Friday 25 October, covering voting age, medicinal labelling and hereditary titles.

A private member's bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public), but is introduced by an individual member of the Lords, rather than the government. Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills. These three private members' bills were first introduced in the House of Lords.

Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) Bill

This bill will extend the franchise for parliamentary and other elections, and for referendums, to all citizens over the age of 16 years.

Find out more about the Voting Age (Comprehensive Reduction) Bill

Medicinal Labelling Bill

This bill will require a declaration relating to animal research to be placed on medicinal products' labels.

Find out more about the Medicinal Labelling Bill

Equality (Titles) Bill

This bill will enable female heirs to be eligible to succeed to hereditary peerages or hereditary titles.

Find out more about the Equality (Titles) Bill

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