Lords debates private members’ bills
19 July 2021
The House of Lords discussed the main purpose and key principles of three private members' bills during second reading debates on Friday 16 July.
Elderly Social Care (Insurance) Bill
The Elderly Social Care (Insurance) Bill was proposed by Lord Lilley (Conservative). It aims to establish a publicly owned body to provide insurance for home owners at cost against selling their homes to pay for elderly social care.
Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill
The Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill was put forward by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (Labour). It seeks to amend the Human Tissue Act 2004 concerning consent for transplantation outside the UK and for imported cadavers on display.
Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill
This Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill was proposed by Lord Knight of Weymouth (Labour). It aims to add provisions in the national curriculum regarding sustainable citizenship and protection of the environment.
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Read background on the bills in the House of Lords Library briefings:
- Elderly Social Care (Insurance) Bill
- Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill
- Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill
A date for committee stage, the first chance for line by line examination of the bills, has not yet been set.
What is a private members’ bill?
A private member's bill is a type of public bill introduced by an individual member of the house rather than the government. Public bills affect everyone. Private members' bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.
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