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MPs present Private Members’ Bills to Parliament in opportunity to make their mark on the law

6 December 2023 (updated on 6 December 2023)

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MPs who were successful in this year’s Private Members’ Bill ballot presented their Bills to Parliament today.

Private Members’ Bills provide an opportunity for MPs who are not Government Ministers to introduce new laws.

Twenty MPs were drawn in the Private Members’ Bill ballot last month and have spent the past few weeks deciding on which topic they wish to introduce.

The 20 MPs and their Bills are:

  • Julie Elliott - Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment) Bill
  • Chris Elmore - Shared Parental Leave and Pay (Bereavement) Bill
  • Mr Laurence Robertson - Pensions (Special Rules for End of Life) Bill
  • Wayne David - Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation Bill
  • Lloyd Russell-Moyle - Conversion Practices (Prohibition) Bill
  • Selaine Saxby - Animal Welfare (Import of Dogs, Cats and Ferrets) Bill
  • John Spellar - Hunting Trophies (Import Prohibition) Bill
  • Jack Brereton - High Streets (Designation, Review and Improvement Plan) Bill
  • Anna Firth - Pet Abduction Bill
  • Kim Johnson - Joint Enterprise (Significant Contribution) Bill
  • Mr Jonathan Lord - Space Industry (Indemnities) Bill
  • Sarah Champion - Public Procurement (British Goods and Services) Bill
  • Gareth Johnson - Greater London Low Emission Zone Charging (Amendment) Bill
  • Kevin Brennan - Unauthorised Entry to Football Matches Bill
  • Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck - Licensing Hours Extensions Bill
  • Gavin Robinson - British Citizenship (Northern Ireland) Bill
  • Ruth Jones - Community and Suspended Sentences (Notification of Details) Bill
  • Elizabeth Truss - Health and Equality Acts (Amendment) Bill
  • Harriett Baldwin - Hereditary Titles (Female Succession) Bill
  • Anne McLaughlin - Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill


Further information on all of the Bills can be found in today’s order paper.

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.

Thirteen Fridays in each parliamentary session are allocated to debating these bills, with the first Private Members’ Bill Friday taking place on 19 January.

Private Members’ Bills 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.