Government Bills currently before Parliament


4 Bills received Royal Assent

These Bills are enacted into law as Acts of Parliament following completion of the Bill Process.
Acts of Parliament come into effect at midnight following Royal Assent, unless a date is specified within the Act.
Introduced: 27th November 2023

A Bill to make provision in connection with finance.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 22nd February 2024 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 23rd November 2023

A Bill to make provision for and in connection with reducing the main rates of primary Class 1 national insurance contributions and Class 4 national insurance contributions, and removing the requirement to pay Class 2 national insurance contributions.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 13th December 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 24th January 2024

A Bill to make provision to extend the period following the Northern Ireland Assembly election of 5 May 2022 during which Ministers may be appointed.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th January 2024 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to provide for the payment out of money provided by Parliament of expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State under, or in connection with, schemes or other arrangements to compensate persons affected by the Horizon system and in respect of other matters identified in legal proceedings relating to the Horizon system.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th January 2024 and was enacted into law.


12 Bills progressing in the second house

These Bills have completed the Bill Process in the first house and are now within the Bill Process of the Second House. Once the Second House has added their own amendments, the Bill will move to the Ping Pong phase of exchanging amendments.


A Bill To Enable the implementation of, and the making of other provision in connection with, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Lords Completed
Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Tuesday 20th February 2024
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 7th December 2023

Make provision about the removal of certain migrants to the Republic of Rwanda.

Commons Completed
Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Monday 19th February 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage
Monday 4th March 2024
Introduced: 29th March 2023

A Bill to make provision about victims of criminal conduct and others affected by criminal conduct; about the appointment and functions of advocates for victims of major incidents; about the release of prisoners; about the membership and functions of the Parole Board; to prohibit certain prisoners from forming a marriage or civil partnership; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Tuesday 13th February 2024
Next Event - Committee Stage
Monday 26th February 2024

A Bill to provide for the regulation of competition in digital markets; to amend the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002 and to make other provision about competition law; to make provision relating to the protection of consumer rights and to confer further such rights; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Wednesday 7th February 2024
Next Event - Report Stage
Monday 11th March 2024
Introduced: 8th November 2023

A Bill to amend the Investigatory Powers Act 2016; to make provision about information supplied by, or relating to, the Judicial Commissioners; and for connected purposes.

Lords Completed
Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Monday 19th February 2024
(Read Debate)

A Bill to Prohibit the export of certain livestock from Great Britain for slaughter.

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Wednesday 21st February 2024
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision to prevent public bodies from being influenced by political or moral disapproval of foreign states when taking certain economic decisions, subject to certain exceptions; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Tuesday 20th February 2024

A Bill to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to identified or identifiable living individuals; to make provision about services consisting of the use of information to ascertain and verify facts about individuals; to make provision about access to customer data and business data; to make provision about privacy and electronic communications; to make provision about services for the provision of electronic signatures, electronic seals and other trust services; to make provision about the disclosure of information to improve public service delivery; to make provision for the implementation of agreements on sharing information for law enforcement purposes; to make provision about the keeping and maintenance of registers of births and deaths; to make provision about information standards for health and social care; to establish the Information Commission; to make provision about oversight of biometric data; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Last Event - Carry-Over Motion
Wednesday 7th February 2024
Introduced: 8th November 2023

A Bill to make provision for regulating pedicabs in public places in Greater London; and for connected purposes.

Lords Completed
Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 7th February 2024
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Wednesday 28th February 2024

To make provision about licences to search and bore for and get offshore petroleum.

Commons Completed
Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 21st February 2024
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 8th November 2023

A Bill to Make provision about public service television; about the sustainability of, and programme-making by, C4C; about the name, remit, powers, governance and audit of S4C; about the regulation of television selection services; about the regulation of on-demand programme services; about the regulation of radio services; about the regulation of radio selection services; for the repeal of section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013; for addressing deficiencies in broadcasting legislation arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 31st January 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Wednesday 28th February 2024
Introduced: 8th November 2023

A Bill to regulate the use of automated vehicles on roads and in other public places; and to make other provision in relation to vehicle automation.

Lords Completed
Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Tuesday 20th February 2024
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Tuesday 5th March 2024

1 Bill progressed through Bill Committee in the first house

These Bills have passed through the line by line assessment and amendment by Bill Committee. The Bill can now move to Report stage, where amendments and clauses can be tabled by any MP.

The Government will table contentious amendments and clauses at Report stage, where they may be defeated if sufficient Government backbenchers rebel.

Third Reading often takes place immediately after report stage, and is usually a formality of valedictory speeches. This would then conclude the Bill Process in the First House, and the Bill will be sent to the Second House for further review and amendment.


A Bill To Amend the rights of tenants under long residential leases to acquire the freeholds of their houses, to extend the leases of their houses or flats, and to collectively enfranchise or manage the buildings containing their flats, to give such tenants the right to reduce the rent payable under their leases to a peppercorn, to regulate charges and costs payable by residential tenants, to regulate residential estate management and to regulate rent charges.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Tuesday 30th January 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage
Tuesday 27th February 2024

6 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 changing the law about rented homes, including provision abolishing fixed term assured tenancies and assured shorthold tenancies; imposing obligations on landlords and others in relation to rented homes and temporary and supported accommodation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Tuesday 28th November 2023
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 21st November 2023

To amend the Arbitration Act 1996.

Lords - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Wednesday 17th January 2024
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 14th November 2023

A Bill To amend the criminal law; to make provision about criminal justice (including the powers and duties of the police) and about dealing with offenders; to make provision about confiscation and the use of monies in suspended accounts; to make other provision about the prevention and detection of crime and disorder; to make provision about begging, rough sleeping and anti-social behaviour; to make provision about the police; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Tuesday 30th January 2024
Introduced: 14th November 2023

A Bill to make provision about the sentencing of offenders convicted of murder or sexual offences; to make provision about the suspension of custodial sentences; to make provision about the release of offenders, including provision about release on licence; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Introduced: 24th January 2022

A Bill to make provision for a railway between a junction with Phase 2a of High Speed 2 south of Crewe in Cheshire and Manchester Piccadilly Station; for a railway between Hoo Green in Cheshire and a junction with the West Coast Main Line at Bamfurlong, south of Wigan; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Wednesday 8th November 2023

A Bill to make provision for expenditure by the Secretary of State and the removal of restrictions in respect of certain land for or in connection with the construction of a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Wednesday 8th November 2023