Commons Private Members' Bills: 2 December 2016

02 December 2016

MPs debated a number of Private Members’ Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 2 December, starting with the Benefits Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill.

Private Members’ Bills debated

The following Bills were debated on Friday 2 December:

Benefits Claimants Sanctions (Required Assessment) Bill

This Bill, sponsored by Mhiari Black MP, seeks to require assessment of a benefit claimant’s circumstances before the implementation of sanctions; and for connected purposes.

    Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available in Hansard online three hours after they happen.

    The Second Reading stage of this Bill has been adjourned and scheduled to continue on 24 February 2017.

    Rescheduled Private Members’ Bills

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

    Vehicle Noise Limits (Enforcement) Bill: Second Reading

    This Bill, sponsored by Kevin Foster MP, seeks to make provision for the enforcement of noise limits for vehicles via automatic monitoring equipment; and for connected purposes.

    The Second Reading stage of this Bill has been rescheduled for 13 January 2017.

    Kew Gardens (Leases) Bill: Second Reading

     This Bill, sponsored by Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger, seeks to provide that the Secretary of State’s powers in relation to the management of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, include the power to grant a lease in respect of land for a period of up to 150 years.

    The Second Reading stage of this Bill has been rescheduled for 16 December 2016.

    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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