Lords private members' bills

The House of Lords chamber at work.
30 January 2017

The House of Lords debated four private members' bills on Friday 27 January, covering abortion, mediation services, divorce and the rehabilitation of offenders.

A private member's bill is a type of public bill (that affects the public). Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.

Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill (committee stage)

A bill to make provision for disability equality in respect of abortions.

Find out more about the Abortion (Disability Equality) Bill

Report stage, a further chances to examine the bill and makes changes, is yet to be scheduled.

The 2016-2017 session of Parliament ended on 27 April 2017 and this bill will make no further progress.

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill (second reading)

A bill to make further provision about arbitration and mediation services and the application of equality legislation to such services; and for connected purposes.

Find out more about the Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill

Committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, is yet to be scheduled.

The 2016-2017 session of Parliament ended on 27 April 2017 and this bill will make no further progress.

Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill (second reading)

A bill to amend the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; to make provision about rehabilitation periods.

Find out more about the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Amendment) Bill

Committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, is yet to be scheduled.

The 2016-2017 session of Parliament ended on 27 April 2017 and this bill will make no further progress.

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill (second reading)

A bill to amend the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973; and make provision in connection with financial settlements following divorce.

Find out more about the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill

Committee stage, the first chance for line by line scrutiny, is yet to be scheduled.

The 2016-2017 session of Parliament ended on 27 April 2017 and this bill will make no further progress.

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