MPs are debated a number of Private Members' Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 27 April 2018.
Private Members' Bills debated
The following Bills were debated on Friday 27 April 2018:
Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Remaining stages
This Bill, sponsored by Chris Bryant, aims to make provision about offences when perpetrated against emergency workers, and persons assisting such workers; to make certain offences aggravated when perpetrated against such workers in the exercise of their duty; to require persons suspected of certain assaults against such workers which may pose a health risk to provide intimate samples and to make it an offence, without reasonable excuse, to refuse to provide such samples; and for connected purposes.
The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill passed its remaining Commons stages. It will now move to the House of Lords for consideration.
Employment and Workers' Rights Bill: Second Reading
Second Reading of the Employment and Workers' Rights Bill started but was adjourned.
This Bill, sponsored by Stephanie Peacock, aims to make provision about employment conditions and workers' rights.
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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