Commons Private Members' Bills: 2 February 2018

02 February 2018

MPs debated a number of Private Members' Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 2 February 2018.

Private Members' Bills debated

The following Bills were debated on Friday 2 February 2018.

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Tim Loughton MP, seeks to:

  • provide that opposite sex couples may enter a civil partnership
  • make provision about the registration of the names of the mother of each party to a marriage or civil partnership
  • make provision about the registration of stillborn deaths
  • give coroners the power to investigate stillborn death

The Bill passed Second Reading without a division.

Parking (Code of Practice) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Sir Greg Knight MP, seeks to make provision for a code of practice containing guidance about the operation and management of private parking facilities.

The Bill passed Second Reading without a division.

Licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Daniel Zeichner MP, seeks to make provision about the exercise of taxi and private hire vehicle licensing functions in relation to persons about whom there are safeguarding or road safety concerns; and for connected purposes.

The continuation of the Second Reading stage of this Bill has been scheduled 26 October 2018.

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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