Universal Credit (Removal of Two Child Limit) Bill [HL] 2022-23

remove the limit on the number of children or qualifying young persons included in the calculation of an award of universal credit.

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

What is this Bill?

The Universal Credit (Removal of Two Child Limit) Bill [HL] was a Lords Private Members' Bill tabled by Lord Bishop of Durham.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill is not under active consideration by Parliament, as it was introduced during the previous 2022-23 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 Bishop of Durham), 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 Bishop of Durham

Official Bill Page Initial Briefing papers Ministerial Extracts from Debates

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

Last Event: Friday 24th March 2023 - 3rd readingLords Handsard (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Lords Completed

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Bill Debate