Brain Tumours Bill 2023-24

set a target for the number of glioblastoma patients who take part in clinical trials each year; to require training for medical oncologists to include training relating to brain cancers; to provide that any drug that has been licensed for use on tumours must be trialled on people with brain tumours; to make provision in relation to neuro-oncology multidisciplinary teams in the NHS, including a requirement that each such team must include a medical oncologist; to require manufacturers of drugs licensed to treat tumours to make those drugs available in specified circumstances for clinical trials relating to brain tumours; to make provision about the application of funding caps on funding for multi-drug treatments for glioblastoma brain tumours; to make provision about the processes for funding of drugs intended for the treatment of glioblastoma; to make provision about the management of drug trial data, for the purpose of increasing the quality of data relating to glioblastoma patients; to make provision about reviewing the allocation of existing funding for brain tumour research by the National Institute for Health and Care Research; to make provision about the direct referral of patients by optometrists to accident and emergency departments for the purpose of diagnosing brain tumours; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

What is this Bill?

The Brain Tumours Bill is a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Siobhain McDonagh.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 28 February 2024 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Siobhain McDonagh), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Ten Minute Rule Bill is a process of tabling a bill, where an MP has 10 minutes to advocate for their legislation to the Commons and the Minister responsible.

So is this going to become a law?

Ten Minute Rule Bills do not receive any legislative priority and will only become an Act of Parliament if there is unanimous consent of MPs.

However, the legislative proposal may be adopted by the Government, particularly if the proposed legislation can be implemented without a Bill.

Would you like to know more?

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

Official Bill Page All Bill Debates

Next Event: Friday 21st June 2024 - 2nd reading
Order Paper number: 25
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

Last Event: Wednesday 28th February 2024 - 1st reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

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Bill Debate

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

21st June 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
28th February 2024
1st reading (Commons)