Commons Private Members' Bills: 1 December 2017

01 December 2017

MPs debated a number of Private Members' Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 1 December 2017.

Private Members' Bills

Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill

This Bill, sponsored by Afzal Khan, aims to amend the Parliamentary Constituencies Act 1986 to make provision about the number and size of parliamentary constituencies in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

The Bill passed its second reading by 229 votes to 44.

Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill

This Bill, sponsored by Maria Caulfield, aims to make provision about interference with wireless telegraphy in prisons and similar institutions.

This Bill passed its second reading without a division in the House of Commons.

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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