Ballot Bills currently before Parliament


Ballot Bills are Private Member's Bills that have preference for Second Reading dates. This privilege is awarded to 20 backbenchers through a lottery held at the opening of the Parliamentary Session.

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3 Bills progressed beyond Second Reading in the first house

These bills have passed the first substantive debate on the initial draft of the Bill (Second Reading) and are now in the process of review and amendment of bill text by a Bill Committee. For the Commons, Bill Committees are formed of around 20 MPs, whereas in the Lords, a Committee of the Whole House is usually formed.

For Commons Private Members Bills, the most difficult hurdle is to pass Second Reading, due to lack of time for the debate. Since 1986, every Government Bill has passed Second Reading.


A Bill to make provision about leave and pay for employees with responsibility for children receiving neonatal care.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - Money Resolution
Wednesday 20th July 2022
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Committee Stage
Wednesday 7th September 2022
Order Paper number: 4
(Possibly be Debated)

A Bill to ensure that tips, gratuities and service charges paid by customers are allocated to workers.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 15th July 2022
(Read Debate)

A Bill to prohibit the import and export of shark fins and to make provision relating to the removal of fins from sharks.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 15th July 2022
(Read Debate)

17 Bills in initial stages

These bills have been laid before Parliament, but have not begun the Bill Process. A Short Title and Long Title (summary) of the Bill will have been provided, though a full text of the Bill may not have been tabled.

For Commons Private Members' Bills, unless a high position on the Order Paper has been secured for the Second Reading Debate (or unanimous consent is expected), it is unlikely that the Bill will progress further from this point. Often only Ballot Bills (which have priority for Second Reading) will have the opportunity to progress.


A Bill to make provision about unpaid leave for employees with caring responsibilities.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 9th September 2022
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about protection from redundancy during or after pregnancy or after periods of maternity, adoption or shared parental leave.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 9th September 2022
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision in relation to the duties of employers and the protection of workers under the Equality Act 2010

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 9th September 2022
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision for screening for dyslexia in primary schools; to make provision about teacher training relating to neurodivergent conditions; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 16th September 2022
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision to prevent the theft and re-sale of equipment and tools used by tradespeople and agricultural and other businesses; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 16th September 2022
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about the days on which offenders are released from detention; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 16th September 2022
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision enabling the making of arrangements for the collection of child support maintenance in cases involving domestic abuse

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 28th October 2022
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about the types of share capital issued by co-operatives; to make provision about the taxation of mutual insurers and friendly societies which issue deferred shares; to permit the capital surplus of co-operatives, mutuals and friendly societies to be non-distributable; to amend the Friendly Societies Act 1992; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 28th October 2022
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision in relation to the right of employees and other workers to request variations to particular terms and conditions of employment, including working hours, times and locations.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 28th October 2022
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about the regulation of supported exempt accommodation; to make provision about local authority oversight of, and enforcement powers relating to, the provision of supported exempt accommodation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 18th November 2022

A Bill to require utility companies to provide financial support to customers with a terminal illness; to make provision about the employment rights of people with a terminal illness; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 18th November 2022

A Bill to make provision about the enforcement of child support maintenance and other maintenance; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 25th November 2022

A Bill to establish an independent mechanism to determine claims for compensation in cases where land will be or has been subject to the acquisition of rights or land, through compulsion or by agreement, for the purposes of electricity and gas transmission; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 25th November 2022

A Bill to make provision prohibiting the import of hunting trophies into Great Britain.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 25th November 2022

A Bill to make provision about lasting powers of attorney; to make provision about proof of instruments creating powers of attorney; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 9th December 2022

A Bill to make provision about causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress to a person in public where the behaviour is done because of that person’s sex; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 9th December 2022

A Bill to provide for the Secretary of State to make regulations about the safety of goods sold online; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 15th June 2022
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 20th January 2023