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Lords private members' bills

21 January 2019

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The House of Lords debated three private members' bills on Friday 18 January, covering registration of stillborn deaths, protection of persons at risk from stalking and the operation of private parking facilities.

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.

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

A bill to allow opposite-sex couples to enter civil partnerships, for the registration of the names of the mother of each party to a marriage or civil partnership, to make provision about the registration of stillborn deaths and to give coroners the power to investigate stillborn deaths.

Find out more about the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill

Stalking Protection Bill (Second Reading):

A bill to protect persons from risks associated with stalking and introduce stalking protection orders.

Find out more about the Stalking Protection Bill

Parking (Code of Practice) Bill (Second Reading):

A bill to provide a code of practice containing guidance about the operation and management of private parking facilities.

Find out more about the Parking (Code of Practice) Bill

Further information

Image: House of Lords 2018 / Photography by Roger Harris