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Lords private members' bills in the 2023-24 session

23 February 2024

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Find out more about private members' bills in the House of Lords during the 2023-24 session of Parliament.

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What is a private member’s 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 member's bills must go through the same set of procedures as other public bills.   

See the list of bills drawn in this session's ballot.

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Find out more about private members' bills, the process behind them and hear from members about their bills in the House of Lords Podcast.

Bills under consideration

Alternative Investment Fund Designation Bill

Introduced by Baroness Altmann (Conservative), this bill seeks to remove certain businesses from the Alternative Investment Fund designation in order to recognise a company's share price as having costs included and to remove unnecessary reporting requirements.

Second reading is scheduled to take place on Friday 1 March.

Read the background on the bill in the House of Lords Library briefing.

Conversion Therapy Prohibition (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Bill

Introduced by Baroness Burt of Solihull (Liberal Democrats), this bill aims to place a ban on conversion therapies designed to alter a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.

Second reading took place on Friday 9 February.

Read the background on the bill in the House of Lords Library briefing.

Committee stage, the first chance for line-by-line scrutiny of the bill, is yet to be scheduled.

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

Introduced by Lord Woodley (Labour), this bill aims to provide safeguards for workers against dismissal and reemployment on inferior terms by changing the law relating to workplace information, consultation, employment protection and trade union rights.

Second reading is scheduled to take place on Friday 1 March.

Read the background on the bill in the House of Lords Library briefing.

Schools (Mental Health Professionals) Bill

Introduced by Baroness Tyler of Enfield (Liberal Democrats) this bill would require all schools to have access to a qualified mental health professional.

Second reading is scheduled to take place on Friday 1 March.

Read the background on the bill in the House of Lords Library briefing.

Succession to Peerages and Baronetcies Bill

Introduced by Lord Northbrook (Conservative), this bill aims to change the law to enable female heirs to inherit hereditary peerages or baronetcies that can currently only be inherited by male heirs.

Second reading took place on Friday 9 February.

Read the background on the bill in the House of Lords Library briefing.

Committee stage, the first chance for line-by-line scrutiny of the bill, is yet to be scheduled.

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