Private Members’ Bills presented to Parliament as MPs attempt to make their mark on the law
15 June 2022
The Presentation of Private Members’ Bills took place today in the House of Commons Chamber.
Twenty lucky MPs were drawn in a Private Members’ Bills ballot which took place last month, and these MPs have spent the past few weeks deciding on which topic they wish to introduce legislation.
The twenty Members and their chosen bills are:
- Stuart C McDonald – Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill
- Dan Jarvis - Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill
- Greg Smith - Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill
- Sir Mark Hendrick - Co-operatives, Mutuals and Friendly Societies Bill
- Dr Liam Fox - Electricity and Gas Transmission (Compensation) Bill
- Bob Blackman - Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill
- Greg Clark - Protection from Sex-based Harassment in Public Bill
- Dean Russell - Employment (Allocation of Tips) Bill
- Yasmin Qureshi - Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill
- Wendy Chamberlain - Carer’s Leave Bill
- Mark Jenkinson - Offenders (Day of Release from Detention) Bill
- Alex Cunningham - Terminal Illness (Support and Rights) Bill
- Henry Smith - Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill
- Claire Coutinho - Child Support (Enforcement) Bill
- Wera Hobhouse - Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill
- Ian Mearns - Online Sale of Goods (Safety) Bill
- Christina Rees - Shark Fins Bill
- Matt Hancock - Dyslexia Screening and Teacher Training Bill
- Sally-Ann Hart - Child Support Collection (Domestic Abuse) Bill
- Stephen Metcalfe - Powers of Attorney Bill
See the full list of bills including descriptive long titles in today’s Order Paper. It is up to the individual Members to decide on their bill’s topic.
13 Fridays in each parliamentary session are allocated to debating these bills, although they will need to go through all legislative stages in both Houses of Parliament before they can become law (or an ‘Act’). You can find out more on bill stages on our website here.
The Government announced a schedule of sitting Fridays earlier this week, with the first Private Members’ Bill Friday now expected to take place on 15 July.
Priority in debating time is given to those MPs who have appeared near the top of the ballot, although all twenty bills will formally appear on the House of Commons order paper.
Private Members’ Bills are Public Bills introduced by MPs who are not government Ministers. The successful MPs from this year’s ballot will now have their chance to make their mark on the law in the current session.