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Lords private members' bills ballot 2023

9 November 2023 (updated on 9 November 2023)

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The House of Lords ballot for private members’ bills in the new session of Parliament was held on Thursday 9 November.

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.

2023 ballot results



Bill title



Baroness Burt of Solihull

Conversion Therapy Prohibition (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Bill [HL]

Monday 20 November


Lord Northbrook

Succession to Peerages and Baronetcies Bill [HL]

Monday 20 November


Lord Woodley

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

Tuesday 21 November


Baroness Twycross

Housing Act 1988 (Amendment) Bill [HL]

Tuesday 21 November


Baroness Altmann

Alternative Investment Fund Designation Bill [HL]

Wednesday 22 November


Lord Holmes of Richmond

Artificial Intelligence (Regulation) Bill [HL]

Wednesday 22 November


Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws

Genocide (Prevention and Response) Bill [HL]

Thursday 23 November


Lord Shinkwin

Workforce Information (Ethnicity) Bill [HL]

Thursday 23 November


Lord Moylan

Foetal Sentience Committee Bill [HL]

Monday 27 November


Baroness Tyler of Enfield

Schools (Mental Health Professionals) Bill [HL]

Monday 27 November


Baroness Young of Hornsey

Commercial Organisations and Public Authorities Duty (Human Rights and Environment) Bill [HL]

Tuesday 28 November


Lord Bishop of St Albans

Coroners (Determination of Suicide) Bill [HL]

Tuesday 28 November


Baroness Eaton

At Home Early Medical Abortion (Review) Bill [HL]

Wednesday 29 November


Lord Bishop of Chelmsford

Asylum Application (Entry to the United Kingdom) Bill [HL]

Wednesday 29 November


Baroness Boycott

Ecocide Bill [HL]

Thursday 30 November


Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Protection of Care Recipients and Carers Bill [HL]

Thursday 30 November


Lord Blencathra

Wheelchair Access Bill [HL]

Monday 4 December


Lord Alton of Liverpool

Genocide Determination Bill [HL]

Monday 4 December


Baroness Young of Old Scone

Heritage Trees Bill [HL]

Tuesday 5 December


Lord Grocott

House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill [HL]

Tuesday 5 December


Lord Hendy

Status of Workers Bill [HL]

Wednesday 6 December


Lord Scriven

Disestablishment of the Church of England Bill [HL]

Wednesday 6 December


Lord Anderson of Ipswich

Public Service (Integrity and Ethics) Bill [HL]

Thursday 7 December


Baroness O'Loan

Abortion (Gestational Time Limit Reduction) Bill 2023 [HL]

Thursday 7 December


Baroness Benjamin

Still-Birth (Definition) Bill [HL]

Monday 11 December

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. The full text of each bill will be published after its 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.

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