Government Bills in the 2019-2021 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.

Completed First House (7)Completed initial stages (10)In initial stages (7)Dormant (0)

7 Bills completed first house

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Windrush Compensation Scheme (Expenditure) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Priti Patel (Conservative)
Government Bill
(Home Office)
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 25 March, 2020 2nd reading: House of Lords

21 Apr 2020

26 Mar 2020, 3:15 p.m.

To provide for the payment out of money provided by Parliament of expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State or a government department under, or in connection with, the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] 2019-21
Presented by Oliver Dowden (Conservative)
Government Bill
Report stage: House of Commons 2 Apr 2020, 12:59 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

Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Matt Warman (Conservative)
Government Bill
(Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 11 March, 2020 2nd reading: House of Lords

22 Apr 2020

26 Mar 2020, 3:21 p.m.

A Bill to amend the electronic communications code set out in Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003; and for connected purposes.

Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Robert Buckland (Conservative)
Government Bill
(Ministry of Justice)
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 3 March, 2020 2nd reading: House of Lords

28 Apr 2020

26 Mar 2020, 3:09 p.m.

To require the Parole Board to take into account any failure by a prisoner serving a sentence for unlawful killing or for taking or making an indecent image of a child to disclose information about the victim.

Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] 2019-21
Presented by Robert Buckland (Conservative)
Government Bill
(Ministry of Justice)
2nd reading: House of Commons (no debate) 19 Mar 2020, 4:59 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

High Speed Rail (West Midlands - Crewe) Bill 2017-19 to 2019-21
Presented by Andrew Stephenson (Conservative)
Hybrid Bill Bill reintroduced: House of Commons 3 March, 2020 4 Mar 2020, 6:34 p.m.

A Bill to make provision for a railway between a junction with Phase One of High Speed 2, near Fradley Wood in Staffordshire, and a junction with the West Coast Main Line near Crewe in Cheshire; and for connected purposes.

Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill [HL] 2019-21
Presented by Robert Buckland (Conservative)
Government Bill
(Ministry of Justice)
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 25 Mar 2020, 12:20 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


10 Bills in first house having progressed beyond initial stages

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Bill [HL] 2019-21 Government Bill
(Home Office)
Report stage (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 23 March, 2020 24 Mar 2020, 9:39 a.m.

A bill to create a power of arrest, without warrant, for the purpose of extraditing people for serious offences

Pension Schemes Bill [HL] 2019-21 Government Bill
Committee: 4th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 4 March, 2020 24 Mar 2020, 4:31 p.m.

A bill to make provision about pension schemes

Fisheries Bill [HL] 2019-21 Government Bill
Committee: 4th sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 11 March, 2020 26 Mar 2020, 7:18 p.m.

A bill to make provision in relation to fisheries, fishing, aquaculture and marine conservation; to make provision about the functions of the Marine Management Organisation; and for connected purposes

Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] 2019-21 Government Bill
(Department for Transport)
Committee: 2nd sitting (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 12 February, 2020 2 Apr 2020, 12:51 p.m.

A bill to make provision about airspace change proposals and about the licensing regime for air traffic services under Part 1 of the Transport Act 2000, to confer police powers relating to unmanned aircraft and requirements in Air Navigation Orders and to provide for fixed penalties for certain offences relating to unmanned aircraft

Agriculture Bill 2019-21
Presented by George Eustice (Conservative)
Government Bill
Committee Debate: 12th sitting: House of Commons 5 March, 2020 (1) (2) 1 Apr 2020, 3:17 p.m.

Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill [HL] 2019-21 Government Bill
(Ministry of Justice)
2nd reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 17 March, 2020 18 Mar 2020, 9:43 a.m.

A Bill to implement the Hague Conventions of 1996, 2005 and 2007 and to provide for the implementation of other international agreements on private international law.

Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) Bill [HL] 2019-21 Government Bill
(Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 18 March, 2020 2nd reading: House of Lords

29 Apr 2020

27 Mar 2020, 10:49 a.m.

A bill to make provision to change the dates on which non-domestic rating lists must be compiled; to change the dates by which proposed lists must be sent to billing authorities, the Secretary of State or the Welsh Ministers; and for connected purposes

Medicines and Medical Devices Bill 2019-21
Presented by Matt Hancock (Conservative)
Government Bill
(Department of Health and Social Care)
Ways and Means resolution: House of Commons 2 March, 2020 13 Mar 2020, 4:59 p.m.

A Bill to confer power to amend or supplement the law relating to human medicines, veterinary medicines and medical devices; make provision about the enforcement of regulations, and the protection of health and safety, in relation to medical devices; and for connected purposes.

Finance Bill 2019-21
Presented by Rishi Sunak (Conservative)
Government Bill
(HM Treasury)
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

22 Apr 2020

26 Mar 2020, 1:49 p.m.

A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.

Environment Bill 2019-21
Presented by George Eustice (Conservative)
Government Bill
Committee Debate: 7th sitting: House of Commons 19 March, 2020 (1) (2) 20 Mar 2020, 5:51 p.m.

A Bill to make provision about targets, plans and policies for improving the natural environment; for statements and reports about environmental protection; for the Office for Environmental Protection; about waste and resource efficiency; about air quality; for the recall of products that fail to meet environmental standards; about water; about nature and biodiversity; for conservation covenants; about the regulation of chemicals; and for connected purposes.


7 Bills in initial stages

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Domestic Abuse Bill 2019-21
Presented by Priti Patel (Conservative)
Government Bill
(Home Office)
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2 Apr 2020, 1:25 p.m.

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.

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Priti Patel (Conservative)
Government Bill
(Home Office)
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

21 Apr 2020

26 Mar 2020, 1:40 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.

Non-Domestic Rating (Public Lavatories) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Robert Jenrick (Conservative)
Government Bill
(Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government)
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 20 Mar 2020, 10:17 a.m.

A Bill to confer relief from non-domestic rates for hereditaments in England and Wales

Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019-21 Government Bill
(Ministry of Defence)
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 19 Mar 2020, 11:48 a.m.

A Bill to Make provision about legal proceedings and consideration of derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights in connection with operations of the armed forces outside the British Islands.

Sentencing Bill [HL] 2019-21 Government Bill
(Ministry of Justice)
1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 5 March, 2020 18 Mar 2020, 8:10 p.m.

A Bill to consolidate certain enactments relating to sentencing.

Fire Safety Bill 2019-21
Presented by Priti Patel (Conservative)
Government Bill
(Home Office)
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 18 Mar 2020, 6:44 p.m.

A Bill to make provision about the application of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 where a building contains two or more sets of domestic premises; and to confer power to amend that order in future for the purposes of changing the premises to which it applies.

Trade Bill 2019-21
Presented by Elizabeth Truss (Conservative)
Government Bill
(Department for International Trade)
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 18 Mar 2020, 5:56 p.m.

A Bill to 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.