Commons Private Members' Bills: 11 May 2018

11 May 2018

MPs debated a number of Private Members’ Bills in the House of Commons on Friday 11 May 2018.

Private Members' Bills debated

The following Bills were debated on Friday 11 May 2018:

Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill: Remaining stages

This Bill, sponsored by Kevin Hollinrake MP, would make provision about leave and pay for employees whose children have died.

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Bill passed its Third Reading in the House of Commons without a division.

Representation of the People (Young People's Enfranchisement) Bill: Second Reading

This Bill, sponsored by Peter Kyle MP, seeks to reduce the voting age to 16 in parliamentary and other elections; to make provision for auto-enrolment onto the electoral register for people aged 16 to 24; to make provision about the use of educational establishments as polling stations; and for connected purposes.

Proceedings on the Second Reading of the Representation of the People (Young People's Enfranchisement) Bill did not have time to be completed, and are scheduled to proceed at a later date.

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.

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