Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Bill [HL] 2012-13

First reading took place on 15 May. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled. A Bill to make provision for members of the House of Lords to vote at elections to the House of Commons

Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)

What is this Bill?

The Extension of Franchise (House of Lords) Bill [HL] was a Lords Private Members' Bill tabled by Lord Dubs.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill is not under active consideration by Parliament, as it was introduced during the previous 2012-13 Session.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an Member of the House of Lords (Lord Dubs), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

Lords Private Members' Bills can be tabled by any member, at any time during the Session. A number of Lords may win ballot slots to receive precedence in the Lords.

So is this going to become a law?

No. This Bill did not complete it's passage before the Session completed and is no longer before Parliament. However, it may have been re-introduced under a similar name in a subsequent Session.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Sponsor: Lord Dubs (Lab)

Official Bill Page

Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Tuesday 15th May 2012 - 1st reading: House of Lords

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