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Lords debates private members’ bills

28 June 2021

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The House of Lords debated the main purpose and key principles of three private members' bills during second reading on Friday 25 June.

These draft laws address the wellbeing of future generations, guidance and support for whistleblowers and cheating services for students.

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 stages as other public bills.

Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill

Members debated the key areas and main purpose of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill.

Office of the Whistleblower Bill

Members debated the key areas and main purpose of the  Office of the Whistleblower Bill.

Higher Education Cheating Services Prohibition Bill

Members debated the key areas and main purpose of the Higher Education Cheating Services Prohibition Bill.

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Catch up on Parliament TV or read transcipts of debates in Lords Hansard.

Next steps

A date for committee stage, the first chance for line by line examination of the bills, has not yet been set.

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Read background on the bills in the House of Lords Library briefings: 

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