Lords private members' bills

02 July 2018

The House of Lords debated two private members' bills on Friday 29 June, covering assaults on emergency workers and leave and pay for bereaved parents.

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.

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill (Second Reading):

This bill will aim to:

  • define the law about offences when perpetrated against emergency workers, and persons assisting such workers
  • make certain offences aggravated when perpetrated against such workers in the exercise of their duty
  • 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

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

Find out more about the Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill (Second Reading):

A bill to define the law about leave and pay for employees whose children have died.

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

Find out more about the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill

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