MPs debated a number of Private Members’ Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 15 March 2018, starting with the Refugees (Family Reunion) (No. 2) Bill.
Private Members’ Bills
The following Bills were debated on Friday 16 March 2018:
Refugees (Family Reunion) (No. 2) Bill: Second Reading
This Bill, sponsored by Angus Brendan MacNeil MP, would make provision for leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom to be granted to the family members of refugees and of people granted humanitarian protection.
The Bill passed its Second Reading.
Unpaid Trial Work Periods (Prohibition): Second Reading
This Bill, sponsored by Stewart Malcolm McDonald MP, seeks to prohibit unpaid trial work periods in certain circumstances.
Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available on Hansard online three hours after they happen.
The Unpaid Trial Work Periods (Prohibition) Bill started Second Reading debate but was adjourned.
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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