MPs debated a number of Private Members’ Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 6 July 2018.
Private Members’ Bills
The following Bills were debated:
Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill
This Bill, presented by Steve Reed MP, would make provision about the oversight and management of use of force in relation to patients in mental health units and similar settings.
The Bill passed its third reading without a division in the House of Commons.
Prisons (Interference with Wireless Telegraphy) Bill
This Bill, presented by Maria Caulfield MP, is to strengthen safety and security in prisons through authorising public communications providers to disrupt the use of unlawful mobile phones in prisons.
The Bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons without a division
Health and Social Care (National Data Guardian) Bill
This Bill, presented by Christopher Chope MP, would establish a National
Data Guardian for Health and Social Care, and promote the provision of advice and guidance about the processing of health and adult social care data in England.
The Bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons without a division.
Read the Commons Order Paper for a full list of Private Members' Bills scheduled for debate
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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