Private Member's Bills in the 2019-2020 Parliament


Private Member's Bills can be laid by any backbench Member of Parliament, or member of the House of Lords. There are a number of methods by which bills can be introduced, and the majority of bills do not progress further than being presented to Parliament, which are listed as 'Dormant Bills' below. The lists are ordered and grouped from those those closest to completion to those furthest away.

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Road Traffic Offences (Cycling) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 31 October, 2019 1 Nov 2019, 10:02 a.m.

A Bill to amend the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 to create criminal offences relating to dangerous, careless or inconsiderate cycling

Gender Recognition Act 2004 (Amendment) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 31 October, 2019 1 Nov 2019, 9:40 a.m.

A Bill to amend the Gender Recognition Act 2004 in relation to a change of gender of someone who is married

Pensions (Amendment) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 30 October, 2019 31 Oct 2019, 9:40 a.m.

A Bill to amend the Pensions Act 2004 and the Companies Act 2006 to remove the cap on compensation payments under the Pension Protection Fund and to require the approval of pension scheme trustees and the Pensions Regulator for the distribution of dividends

Automated Facial Recognition Technology (Moratorium and Review) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 30 October, 2019 31 Oct 2019, 9:35 a.m.

A Bill to prohibit the use of automated facial recognition technology in public places and to provide for a review of its use

Certificate of Loss Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 30 October, 2019 31 Oct 2019, 9:26 a.m.

A Bill to make provision for a certificate to be issued to mothers in respect of miscarried and still-born children not eligible for registration under the Births and Deaths Registration Act 1953; to establish a database for archiving the certificate and recording information about the miscarriage or still-birth; and for connected purposes

Right to Die at Home Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 30 October, 2019 31 Oct 2019, 9:20 a.m.

A Bill to create a right to die at home

Modern Slavery (Victim Support) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 30 October, 2019 31 Oct 2019, 9:19 a.m.

A Bill to make provision about supporting victims of modern slavery

Referendums Criteria Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 29 October, 2019 30 Oct 2019, 9:29 a.m.

A Bill to make provision concerning referendums within the United Kingdom on constitutional or parliamentary arrangements

Policing Resources Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 29 October, 2019 30 Oct 2019, 9:25 a.m.

A Bill to make provision to ensure that the police forces in England and Wales have sufficient resources to deliver police services; and for connected purposes

Financial Services Duty of Care Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 29 October, 2019 30 Oct 2019, 9:23 a.m.

A Bill to require the Financial Conduct Authority to make rules for authorised persons to owe a duty of care to consumers in their regulated activities

Domestic Premises (Energy Performance) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 29 October, 2019 30 Oct 2019, 9:19 a.m.

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to ensure that domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate; to make provision regarding performance and insulation of new heating systems in existing properties; and for connected purposes

Victims of Crime (Rights, Entitlements, and Notification of Child Sexual Abuse) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 28 October, 2019 29 Oct 2019, 9:55 a.m.

A Bill to make provision for specifying new statutory rights and entitlements for victims of crime under the victims’ code of practice; to require elected local policing bodies to assess victims’ services; to increase the duties of the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses; to grant victims the right to request a review of a decision not to prosecute; to establish reviews into homicides where no criminal charge has been made; to create an obligation on professions to notify cases of possible victims of child sexual abuse; and for connected purposes

Schools (Mental Health and Wellbeing) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 28 October, 2019 29 Oct 2019, 9:54 a.m.

A Bill to amend the Education Act 2002 and the Academies Act 2010 to provide for schools under those Acts to promote the mental health and wellbeing of their pupils

Video Gaming Health and Wellbeing Strategy Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 28 October, 2019 29 Oct 2019, 9:54 a.m.

A Bill to provide for the Secretary of State to develop and publish a video gaming health and wellbeing strategy and to provide for the Secretary of State to develop health advice on video gaming

Divorce (etc.) Law Review Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 28 October, 2019 29 Oct 2019, 9:53 a.m.

A Bill to provide for a review by the Lord Chancellor of the law of England and Wales relating to divorce and judicial separation and to the dissolution of civil partnerships and the separation of civil partners

Rented Homes Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 28 October, 2019 29 Oct 2019, 9:52 a.m.

A Bill to amend the Housing Act 1988 to abolish assured shorthold tenancies; to extend the grounds upon which landlords of residential housing may recover possession; and for connected purposes

Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 (Repeal) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 28 October, 2019 29 Oct 2019, 9:52 a.m.

A Bill to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011; to make provision about the dissolution of Parliament and the determination of polling days for parliamentary general elections; and for connected purposes

Elections (Candidates’ Expenditure and Nominations) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 24 October, 2019 25 Oct 2019, 11:31 a.m.

A Bill to make provision for the regulation of election expenditure by candidates and political parties; to provide for the regulation of nominations as a parliamentary candidate and the abolition of deposits; to confer powers on the Electoral Commission; and for connected purposes.

Access to Palliative Care and Treatment of Children Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 24 October, 2019 25 Oct 2019, 11:09 a.m.

A Bill to make provision for NHS service commissioners to ensure that persons for whom they have responsibility for commissioning physical and mental health services have access to specialist and generalist palliative care and support services; and to make provision for treatment of children with a life-limiting illness.

Storage Period for Gametes Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 24 October, 2019 25 Oct 2019, 11:02 a.m.

A Bill to provide for a review by the Secretary of State of the regulations governing gamete storage periods.

Duty to Plan for Terrorism (Consultation) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 24 October, 2019 25 Oct 2019, 10:56 a.m.

A Bill to provide for consultation on the introduction of a Duty to Plan to require Category 1 responders to plan for terrorist threats and require those responsible for places to which the public have access to consider the vulnerability of those places to attack and take measures to mitigate any such vulnerability; and for connected purposes.

Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 23 October, 2019 24 Oct 2019, 10:57 a.m.

A Bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility.

Department of Health (Northern Ireland) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 23 October, 2019 24 Oct 2019, 10:53 a.m.

A Bill to provide for the functions exercised by the Northern Ireland Department of Health to be exercised by the Secretary of State until the formation of a Northern Ireland Executive.

Armed Forces (Posthumous Pardons) Bill Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 23 October, 2019 24 Oct 2019, 10:45 a.m.

A Bill to make provision to provide posthumous pardons to armed forces personnel convicted of, or cautioned for, certain abolished offences.

School Admissions for Children Adopted from Overseas Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 23 October, 2019 24 Oct 2019, 10:44 a.m.

A Bill to make provision for children adopted from overseas to receive the same priority for admission to maintained schools as children looked after or previously looked after by a local authority in England.

Organ Tourism and Cadavers on Display Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 23 October, 2019 24 Oct 2019, 10:42 a.m.

A Bill to amend the Human Tissue Act 2004 concerning consent to activities done for the purpose of transplantation outside the United Kingdom and consent for imported cadavers on display.

Criminal Records Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 22 October, 2019 23 Oct 2019, 11:42 a.m.

A Bill to amend the length of time for which an individual may have a criminal record under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

Emissions Reduction (Local Authorities in London) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 22 October, 2019 23 Oct 2019, 10:54 a.m.

A Bill to enable London Borough Councils and the Common Council of the City of London to achieve reductions in airborne emissions from specified plant in their areas and to make provision for the Secretary of State to set emission limits for such plant; to provide for fixed penalty notices in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes

Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 22 October, 2019 23 Oct 2019, 10:43 a.m.

A Bill to establish the right to breathe clean air; to require the Secretary of State to achieve and maintain clean air in England and Wales; to involve Public Health England in setting and reviewing pollutants and their limits; to enhance the powers, duties and functions of the Environment Agency, the Committee on Climate Change, local authorities (including port authorities), the Civil Aviation Authority, Highways England, Historic England and Natural England in relation to air pollution; to establish the Citizens’ Commission for Clean Air with powers to institute or ​intervene in legal proceedings; to require the Secretary of State and the relevant national authorities to apply environmental principles in carrying out their duties under this Act and the clean air enactments; and for connected purposes

Immigration Detention Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 22 October, 2019 23 Oct 2019, 10:43 a.m.

A Bill to make provision about the detention of persons under the law on immigration

Unconscionable Conduct in Commerce Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 22 October, 2019 23 Oct 2019, 10:40 a.m.

A Bill to create an offence of conduct in trade and commerce that is unconscionable; and for connected purposes

Goods Mortgages Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 21 October, 2019 22 Oct 2019, 10:45 a.m.

A bill to repeal the Bills of Sale Acts 1878 and 1882 and to make provision for a new form of non-possessory security that may be created over goods owned by individuals; and for connected purposes

Well-being of Future Generations Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 21 October, 2019 22 Oct 2019, 10:44 a.m.

A Bill to make provision for requiring public bodies to act in pursuit of the environmental, social, economic and cultural well-being of the United Kingdom in a way that accords with the Future Generations principle; to require public bodies to establish and meet well-being objectives and report on these and their actions; to require public bodies to publish Future Generations impact assessments and account for preventative spending; to establish a Commissioner for Future Generations for the United Kingdom to advise, assist and oversee public bodies in doing things in accordance with this Act; to provide for the establishment of a Joint Parliamentary Committee on Future Generations; and for connected purposes

Heritage Railways and Tramways (Voluntary Work) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 21 October, 2019 22 Oct 2019, 10:44 a.m.

A Bill to permit young persons to carry out voluntary work on a heritage railway or tramway

Genocide Determination Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 21 October, 2019 22 Oct 2019, 10:43 a.m.

A Bill to provide for the High Court of England and Wales to make a preliminary finding on cases of alleged genocide, crimes against humanity or war crimes; and for the subsequent referral of such findings to the International Criminal Court or a Special Tribunal

Duchy of Cornwall Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 17 October, 2019 18 Oct 2019, 10:35 a.m.

A Bill to amend the succession to the title of the Duke of Cornwall; to remove various powers, exemptions and immunities from the Duchy of Cornwall; to make provisions relating to the Treasury Solicitor and any solicitor or attorney appointed in the affairs of the Duchy; and for connected purposes

Gambling Act 2005 (Amendment) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 17 October, 2019 18 Oct 2019, 10:33 a.m.

A Bill to prohibit payments for remote gambling to be made using money obtained on credit; and to prohibit the use of cash machines on premises licensed for gambling

Traffic Management (Amendment) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 17 October, 2019 18 Oct 2019, 10:31 a.m.

A Bill to make provision in relation to the civil enforcement of speeding contraventions

Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (Legal Advice and Appeals) Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 17 October, 2019 18 Oct 2019, 10:29 a.m.

A Bill to make provision for unaccompanied asylum seeking children to receive legal advice and for extending the deadline for an unaccompanied asylum seeking child to appeal an asylum decision

Higher Education Cheating Services Prohibition Bill [HL] 2019-20 Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords) 1st reading (Minutes of Proceedings): House of Lords 17 October, 2019 18 Oct 2019, 10:25 a.m.

A Bill to make it an offence to provide or advertise cheating services for Higher Education assessments


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