Government Bills in the 2017-2019 Parliament


Government Bills are laid by the Government to enact legislative goals communicated during the Queen's Speech.

They are allocated Government time in the House of Commons and utilise programme motions to achieve a timely passage through the Commons. If you wish to contribute your view on a Government bill to your MP, it will be more likely to have an impact if made early in the bill process.


6 Bills have completed first house

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) (No.3) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Jesse Norman
Government Bill
(HM Treasury)
Committee negatived (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 16 July, 2019 2nd reading: House of Lords

16 Jul 2019

22 Jul 2019, 3:59 p.m.
A Bil to Authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2020; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2019.
Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Andrea Leadsom
Government Bill
(Cabinet Office)
Committee: 1st sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 22 July, 2019 Report stage: House of Lords

3 Sep 2019

25 Jul 2019, 6:08 p.m.
A Bill to make provision in connection with works for or in connection with the restoration of the Palace of Westminster and other works relating to the Parliamentary Estate; and for connected purposes.
Kew Gardens (Leases) (No. 3) Bill [HL] 2017-19
Presented by Michael Gove
Government Bill
(Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Legislative Grand Committee: House of Commons 24 July, 2019 3rd reading: House of Commons

24 Jul 2019

25 Jul 2019, 11:01 a.m.
A Bill to provide that the Secretary of State’s powers in relation to the management of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, include the power to grant a lease in respect of land for a period of up to 150 years
Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill [HL] 2017-19
Presented by Mr David Gauke
Government Bill
(Ministry of Justice)
Committee Debate: 1st sitting: House of Commons 23 July, 2019 (1) (2) 24 Jul 2019, 8:38 p.m.
A Bill to provide for online procedures in civil and family courts in England and Wales in the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal and in employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal
Census (Return Particulars and Removal of Penalties) Bill [HL] 2017-19
Presented by Mr David Lidington
Government Bill
(Cabinet Office)
2nd reading: House of Commons 17 July, 2019 Committee stage: House of Commons

3 Sep 2019

25 Jul 2019, 11:47 a.m.
A Bill to amend the Census Act 1920 and the Census Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 in relation to the provision of particulars about sexual orientation and gender identity
Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill 2017-19
Presented by James Brokenshire
Government Bill
(Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords 23 July, 2019 2nd reading: House of Lords

10 Sep 2019

16 Aug 2019, 11:25 a.m.

5 Bills in first house having progressed beyond initial stages

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill 2017-19
Presented by Mr David Gauke
Government Bill
(Ministry of Justice)
Committee Debate: 2nd sitting: House of Commons 2 July, 2019 (1) (2) 10 Jul 2019, 6:32 p.m.
A Bill to Make in relation to marriage and civil partnership in England and Wales provision about divorce, dissolution and separation; and for connected purposes.
Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] 2017-19
Presented by Lloyd Russell-Moyle
Government Bill
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 24 July, 2019 3rd reading: House of Lords

10 Sep 2019

29 Jul 2019, 4:16 p.m.
A bill to make provision about the Commonwealth Games that are to be held principally in Birmingham in 2022, and for connected purposes.
Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Michael Gove
Government Bill
(Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sitting so far: House of Commons 23 July, 2019 Report stage: House of Commons

4 Sep 2019

25 Jul 2019, 11:48 a.m.
To make provision about the mode of trial and maximum penalty for certain offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.
Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] 2017-19
Presented by Lloyd Russell-Moyle
Government Bill
(Ministry of Justice)
Committee stage: House of Lords Report stage: House of Lords

4 Sep 2019

24 Jul 2019, 12:33 p.m.
A Bill to give effect to Law Commission recommendations relating to commencement of enactments relating to sentencing law and to make provision for pre-consolidation amendments of sentencing law
Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill [HL] 2017-19
Presented by Lloyd Russell-Moyle
Government Bill
(Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 10 July, 2019 Committee stage: House of Lords

4 Sep 2019

17 Jul 2019, 11:58 a.m.
A Bill to confer relief from non-domestic rates for hereditaments in England and Wales that consist wholly or mainly of public lavatories; and for connected purposes

1 Bills in initial stages

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Domestic Abuse Bill 2017-19
Presented by Sajid Javid
Government Bill
(Home Office)
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 17 Jul 2019, 10:23 p.m.
A Bill To make provision in relation to domestic abuse; to make provision for and in connection with the establishment of a Domestic Abuse Commissioner; to prohibit cross-examination in person in family proceedings in certain circumstances; to make provision about certain violent or sexual offences, and offences involving other abusive behaviour, committed outside the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

5 Dormant Bills for which no activity has occurred in 3 months

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Trade Bill 2017-19
Presented by Dr Liam Fox
Government Bill
(Department for International Trade)
3rd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 20 March, 2019 23 May 2019, 3 p.m.
Make provision about the implementation of international trade agreements; to make provision establishing the Trade Remedies Authority and conferring functions on it; and to make provision about the collection and disclosure of information relating to trade.
Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [HL] 2017-19
Presented by Lloyd Russell-Moyle
Government Bill
(Department for International Development)
Committee Debate: House of Commons 26 February, 2019 (1) (2) 5 Mar 2019, 9:14 p.m.
A Bill was introduced to authorise the making of provision by reference to certain EU financial services legislation adopted on or before, or no later than two years after, the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU
Agriculture Bill 2017-19
Presented by Michael Gove
Government Bill
(Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Committee Debate: 14th sitting: House of Commons 20 November, 2018 (1) (2) 11 Jul 2019, 7:23 p.m.
A Bill To authorise new expenditure for certain agricultural and other purposes; to make provision about direct payments during an agricultural transition period following the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union; to make provision about the acquisition and use of information connected with food supply chains; to confer power to respond to exceptional market conditions affecting agricultural markets; to confer power to modify retained direct EU legislation relating to agricultural and rural development payments and public market intervention and private storage aid; to make provision about marketing standards and the classification of carcasses; to make provision for the recognition of associations of agricultural producers which may benefit from certain exemptions from competition law; to confer power to make regulations about contracts for the purchase of agricultural products from agricultural producers and securing compliance with the WTO Agreement on Agriculture; and for connected purposes.
Fisheries Bill 2017-19
Presented by Michael Gove
Government Bill
(Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
Committee Debate: 10th sitting (part 2): House of Commons 17 December, 2018 (1) (2) 4 Apr 2019, 4:22 p.m.
A Bill to make provision about policy objectives in relation to fisheries, fishing and aquaculture; to make provision about access to British fisheries; to make provision about the licensing of fishing boats; to make provision about the determination and distribution of fishing opportunities; to make provision enabling schemes to be established for charging for unauthorised catches of sea fish; to make provision about grants in connection with fishing, aquaculture or marine conservation; to make provision about the recovery of costs in respect of the exercise of public functions relating to fish or fishing; to confer powers to make further provision in connection with fisheries, aquaculture or aquatic animals; to make provision about byelaws and orders relating to the exploitation of sea fisheries; and for connected purposes.
Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19
Presented by Sajid Javid
Government Bill
(Home Office)
Committee Debate: 10th sitting: House of Commons 5 March, 2019 (1) (2) 19 Jun 2019, 7:24 p.m.
A Bill to make provision to end rights to free movement of persons under retained EU law and to repeal other retained EU law relating to immigration; to confer power to modify retained direct EU legislation relating to social security co-ordination; and for connected purposes.