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Lords Private Members' Bills ballot 2022

12 May 2022

The House of Lords chamber during a debate in May 2022

The House of Lords ballot for private members’ bills in the new session of Parliament was held on Thursday 12 May.

Private members' bills

Private members' bills are draft laws, which affect everyone, proposed by individual members of the House of Lords rather than the government.


At the start of each session of Parliament, a ballot is held to allocate the order in which the first 25 private members' bills will be introduced in the Lords.

2022 ballot results

Ballot order 


Title of Bill 

Date of Introduction 

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb

Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill [HL]

Thursday 19 May

Lord Farmer

Front-loaded Child Benefit Bill [HL]

Thursday 19 May

Bishop of Durham

Universal Credit (Removal of Two Child Limit) Bill [HL]

Monday 23 May

Baroness Ludford

Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill [HL]

Monday 23 May

Lord Mann

Local Authority (Housing Allocation) Bill [HL]

Tuesday 24 May

Lord Foster of Bath

Domestic Premises (Electrical Safety Certificate) Bill [HL]

Tuesday 24 May

Lord Faulkner of Worcester

Heritage Railways and Tramways (Voluntary Work) Bill [HL]

Wednesday 25 May

Lord Redesdale

Climate and Ecology Bill [HL]

Wednesday 25 May

Lord Crisp

Healthy Homes Bill [HL]

Thursday 26 May


Lord Hayward

Ballot Secrecy Bill [HL]

Thursday 26 May


Lord Wigley

Government of Wales (Devolved Powers) Bill [HL]

Monday 6 June


Baroness Finlay of Llandaff

Ofcom (Duty Regarding Prevention of Serious Self-harm and Suicide) Bill [HL]

Monday 6 June


Lord Norton of Louth

House of Lords (Peerage Nominations) Bill [HL]

Tuesday 7 June


Bishop of St Albans

Coroners (Determination of Suicide) Bill [HL]

Tuesday 7 June


Baroness Hodgson of Abinger

Women, Peace and Security Bill [HL]

Wednesday 8 June


Lord Alton of Liverpool

Genocide Determination Bill [HL]

Wednesday 8 June


Lord Addington

Health Promotion Bill [HL]

Thursday 9 June


Lord Wills

Public Advocate Bill [HL]

Thursday 9 June


Baroness Blower

School (Reform of Pupil Selection) Bill [HL]

Monday 13 June


Baroness Kramer

Protection of Whistleblowing Bill [HL]

Monday 13 June


Lord Storey

Water Safety (Curriculum) Bill [HL]

Tuesday 14 June


Baroness Burt of Solihull

Education (Non-religious Philosophical Convictions) Bill [HL]

Tuesday 14 June


Baroness Hussein-Ece

Private Burial Grounds and Cemeteries Bill [HL]

Wednesday 15 June


Lord Woodley

Employment and Trade Union Rights (Dismissal and Re-engagement) Bill [HL]

Wednesday 15 June


Lord Randall of Uxbridge

Marine Protected Areas (Bottom Trawling) Bill [HL]

Thursday 16 June

The date shown is the date allocated to introduce the bill. Any member who is unavailable on the day offered may ask another member to introduce the bill on their behalf, but remains responsible for the bill. If a bill is not introduced on the day offered, the bill will not be introduced until all the other balloted bills have been introduced.

The ballot took place on the basis of Bill Titles. Full text of each bill will be published after their introduction.

'Learn with the Lords'

The ballot was held as part of an online learning event with schools from across the UK. As part of the Learn with the Lords series, students participated in a session to find out more about private members’ bills, took part virtually in the ballot and will follow the progress of the bills through the session.