Commons Private Members’ Bills: 11 September 2015

10 September 2015

MPs debated the Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill, a Private Members Bill, in the House of Commons on Friday 11 September 2015.

Private Members’ Bills debated

The following Bill was debated on 11 September 2015:

Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading

A Bill to enable competent adults who are terminally ill to choose to be provided with medically supervised assistance to end their own life; and for connected purposes.

MPs voted for the Bill not to pass its Second Reading stage therefore it can make no further progress in this session. Division 69, Ayes 118, Noes 330

Rescheduled Private Members’ Bills

The following Private Members' Bills have been rescheduled for debate on a future date.

Representation of the People (Young Persons' Enfranchisement and Education) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Vicky Foxcroft MP, seeks to reduce the voting age to 16 in general elections, elections to the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the European Parliament, local government elections and referendums; to make provision about young people’s education in citizenship and the constitution; and for connected purposes.

Debate on this Bill has been rescheduled for 23 October 2015.

Crown Tenancies Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Mark Pawsey MP, seeks to to provide that Crown tenancies may be assured tenancies for the purposes of the Housing Act 1988, subject to certain exceptions; to modify the assured tenancies regime in relation to certain Crown tenancies; and for connected purposes.

Debate on this Bill has been rescheduled for 6 November 2015.

Constitutional Convention (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading

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

Debate on this Bill has been rescheduled for 16 October 2015.

Public Nuisance from Wind Farms (Mandatory Liability Cover) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by David Davis MP, seeks to require the Secretary of State to make provision about obligations on wind farm operators in respect of financial cover for potential liabilities arising from cause of public nuisance; and for connected purposes.

Debate on this Bill has been rescheduled for 20 November 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.

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