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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20 Bills (Alphabetically A-Z)


A Bill to make provision about meeting the needs of adults and children with an acquired brain injury; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 3rd December 2021
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision for and in connection with the giving of penalty notices for certain offences in relation to animals and animal products.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 29th October 2021
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to declare British Sign Language (BSL) an official language of the United Kingdom; to provide for a British Sign Language Council to promote and advise on the use of BSL; to establish principles for the use of BSL in public services; to require public bodies to have regard to those principles and to guidance issued by the Council; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 28th January 2022

A Bill to enable provision to be made for appeals relating to free childcare for young children of working parents to be settled by agreement; to make further provision designed to increase efficiency in the administration of free childcare schemes; to make provision about the promotion of the availability of free childcare, including to disadvantaged groups; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 29th October 2021
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to place a duty on the Government to declare a climate emergency; to amend the Climate Change Act 2008 to bring forward the date by which the United Kingdom is required to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions; to place a duty on the Government to create and implement a strategy to achieve objectives related to climate change, including for the creation of environmentally-friendly jobs; to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on proposals for increased taxation of large companies to generate revenue to be spent to further those objectives; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 10th December 2021
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about the rights and remuneration of musicians and other rights holders; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 3rd December 2021
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to extend the protection from seizure or forfeiture given to cultural objects.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 10th September 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about meeting the needs of persons with Down syndrome; to place a duty on local authorities to assess the likely social care needs of persons with Down syndrome and plan provision accordingly; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 26th November 2021
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to extend the duty to provide careers guidance in schools.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 10th September 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Committee Stage (Commons)
Wednesday 27th October 2021

A Bill to amend the law relating to workplace information and consultation, employment protection and trade union rights to provide safeguards for workers against dismissal and re-engagement on inferior terms and conditions; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 22nd October 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make certain uses of glue traps an offence; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 19th November 2021
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about hare coursing offences; to increase penalties for such offences; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 21st January 2022
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about the grounds on which a person is disqualified from being elected to, or holding, certain positions in local government in England.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 22nd October 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about the minimum age for marriage and civil partnership; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 19th November 2021

A Bill to make provision about access to cannabis for medical reasons; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 10th December 2021
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about menopause support and services; to exempt hormone replacement therapy from National Health Service prescription charges; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 29th October 2021
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about the amendment of pension schemes so as to provide for the conversion of rights to a guaranteed minimum pension.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 26th November 2021
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to create offences relating to repeat breaches of planning controls; to make provision about penalties for planning offences; to establish a national register of persons who have committed planning offences or breached planning controls and make associated provision about planning applications; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 19th November 2021
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision relating to the carrying of disabled persons by taxis and private hire vehicles.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 16th June 2021
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 14th January 2022
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about licensing in relation to taxis and private hire vehicles for purposes relating to the safeguarding of passengers and road safety; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 10th September 2021
(Read Debate)