All Bills and Acts of the 2019-19 Session


The bills are listed from those closest to completion to those furthest away, and further grouped by those that have progressed through the first house, past the initial stages, or remain at the initial stages.



3 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: 29th October 2019

A Bill to make provision for a parliamentary general election to be held on 12 December 2019.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 31st October 2019 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 16th October 2019

A Bill to establish the Historical Institutional Abuse Redress Board and to confer an entitlement to compensation in connection with children who were resident in certain institutions in Northern Ireland; and to establish the Commissioner for Survivors of Institutional Childhood Abuse.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Tuesday 5th November 2019 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 29th October 2019

A Bill to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland of certain sums for the service of the year ending 31 March 2020; to appropriate those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland to borrow on the credit of the appropriated sums; and to authorise the use for the public service of certain resources (including accruing resources) for that year.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 31st October 2019 and was enacted into law.


2 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.

Introduced: 9th September 2019

A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. A bill to make provision about the Commonwealth Games that are to be held principally in Birmingham in 2022, and for connected purposes.

Lords Completed
Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 24th October 2019
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Introduced: 17th July 2017

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.

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Last Event - Carry-Over Motion: House Of Lords
Monday 9th September 2019
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Next Event - Committee Stage: House Of Lords
Date TBA

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.

Introduced: 12th June 2019

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

Lords - 80%

Last Event - Report Stage : House Of Lords
Wednesday 16th October 2019
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5 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.

Introduced: 23rd October 2019

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

Lords - 40%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Lords
Date TBA
Introduced: 16th July 2019

A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. 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.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Debate: 3rd Sitting: House Of Commons
Thursday 31st October 2019
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A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. To make provision about targets, plans and policies for improving the natural environment; to make provision for the Office for Environmental Protection; to make provision about waste and resource efficiency; to make provision about air quality; to make provision for the recall of products that fail to meet environmental standards; to make provision about water; to make provision about nature and biodiversity; to make provision for conservation covenants; to make provision about the regulation of chemicals; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - Ways And Means Resolution: House Of Commons
Monday 28th October 2019
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A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. To implement, and make other provision in connection with, the agreement between the United Kingdom and the EU under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union which sets out the arrangements for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - Ways And Means Resolution: House Of Commons
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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A Bill to establish the Health Service Safety Investigations Body and to confer the function of carrying out investigations and other functions on that body; to make provision in connection with investigations carried out by that body; to make provision about medical examiners; and for connected purposes

Lords - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 29th October 2019
(Read Debate)

46 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.

Introduced: 24th October 2019

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.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 24th October 2019
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Introduced: 23rd October 2019

A Bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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Introduced: 22nd October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. To make provision about the mode of trial and maximum penalty for certain offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 15th October 2019
Introduced: 30th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 30th October 2019
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Introduced: 30th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 30th October 2019
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Introduced: 22nd October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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Introduced: 22nd October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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Introduced: 23rd October 2019

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.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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Introduced: 15th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 15th October 2019
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Introduced: 28th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Monday 28th October 2019
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Introduced: 29th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 29th October 2019
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Introduced: 17th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 17th October 2019
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Introduced: 24th October 2019

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.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 24th October 2019
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Introduced: 24th October 2019

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.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 24th October 2019
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Introduced: 22nd October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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Introduced: 24th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 24th October 2019
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Introduced: 29th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 29th October 2019
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Introduced: 28th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Monday 28th October 2019
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Introduced: 17th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 17th October 2019
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Introduced: 31st October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 31st October 2019
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Introduced: 21st October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Monday 21st October 2019
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Introduced: 21st October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Monday 21st October 2019
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Introduced: 21st October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Monday 21st October 2019
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Introduced: 17th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 17th October 2019
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Introduced: 22nd October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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Introduced: 30th October 2019

A Bill to make provision about supporting victims of modern slavery

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 30th October 2019
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Introduced: 23rd October 2019

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.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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Introduced: 30th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 30th October 2019
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Introduced: 15th October 2019

A Bill to make provision about pension schemes

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 15th October 2019
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Introduced: 29th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 29th October 2019
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Introduced: 15th October 2019

A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. 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.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 15th October 2019
Introduced: 29th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 29th October 2019
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Introduced: 28th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Monday 28th October 2019
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Introduced: 30th October 2019

A Bill to create a right to die at home

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 30th October 2019
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Introduced: 31st October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 31st October 2019
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Introduced: 23rd October 2019

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.

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
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Introduced: 28th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Monday 28th October 2019
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Introduced: 24th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 24th October 2019
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Introduced: 15th October 2019

A has been called and Parliament is no longer sitting. The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before . This means the Bill will make no further progress. To amend the electronic communications code set out in Schedule 3A to the Communications Act 2003; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 15th October 2019
Introduced: 17th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 17th October 2019
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Introduced: 17th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Thursday 17th October 2019
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Introduced: 22nd October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
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Introduced: 28th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Monday 28th October 2019
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Introduced: 28th October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Monday 28th October 2019
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Introduced: 21st October 2019

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

Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading : House Of Lords
Monday 21st October 2019
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