Commons Private Members’ Bills: 24 March 2017

24 March 2017

MPs debated a number of Private Members’ Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 24 March.

Private Members’ Bills: 22 March 2017

Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Bill - Remaining stages

This Bill, sponsored by Wendy Morton MP, seeks to extend public access to certain local audit documents under section 26 of the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

The Bill passed all of its stages in the House of Commons; it will now move to the House of Lords for consideration.

    Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill - Remaining stages

    This Bill, sponsored by John Glen MP, seeks to repeal sections 146(4) and 147(3) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

    The Bill passed all of its stages in the House of Commons; it will now move to the House of Lords for consideration.

    Guardianship (Missing Persons) Bill - Remaining stages

    This Bill, sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake MP, seeks to make provision about the property and affairs of missing persons; and for connected purposes.

    The Bill passed all of its stages in the House of Commons; it will now move to the House of Lords for consideration.

    Remaining Private Members’ Bills

    A list of the remaining Private Members’ Bills scheduled for debate today is available in the Order Paper.

    As this is the last sitting Friday of this parliamentary session, the remaining Bills will make no further progress.

    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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