Foetal Sentience Committee Bill [HL] 2023-24


make provision for a Foetal Sentience Committee to review current understanding of the sentience of the human foetus and to inform policy-making; and for connected purposes.

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

What is this Bill?

The Foetal Sentience Committee Bill [HL] is a Lords Private Members' Bill tabled by Lord Moylan.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 27 November 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

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 Moylan), 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?

Lords PMBs are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.

Would you like to know more?

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

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

Last Event: Monday 27th November 2023 - 1st reading (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

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Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
27/11/2023
Bill
27/11/2023