Commons Private Members’ Bills: 16 October 2015

16 October 2015

MPs debated the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill, in the House of Commons on Friday 16 October 2015.

Private Members’ Bills debated

The following Bills were debated on Friday 16 October 2015:

Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Chris Heaton-Harris MP, seeks to make provision for access to innovative medical treatments; and for connected purposes.

The Bill completed its second reading stage and was committed to Public Bill Committee.

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Karen Buck MP, seeks to amend the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to require that residential rented accommodation is provided and maintained in a state of fitness for human habitation; and for connected purposes.

This Bill started its second reading debate but the debate was adjourned. It is expected to resume its debate on Friday 29 January 2016.

Rescheduled Private Members’ Bills

The Second Reading stages of the following Bills have been rescheduled:

Health and Safety Executive (Powers) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by James Cleverly MP, seeks to confer further powers on the Health and Safety Executive.

The second reading stage of this Bill has been rescheduled for Friday 4 December 2015.

Constitutional Convention (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Graham Allen MP, seeks to make provision for a convention to consider the constitution of the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

The second reading stage of this Bill has been rescheduled for Friday 4 December 2015.

Related Information

About 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.

Watching proceedings from the public gallery

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