Government Bills currently before Parliament


Government Bills are tabled by HM Government Ministers to enact legislative goals communicated during the Queen's Speech.

They are allocated Government time in the House of Commons and utilise programme motions to achieve a timely passage through the Commons. If you wish to contribute your view on a Government bill to your MP, it will be more likely to have an impact if made early in the bill process.

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31 Bills (Alphabetically A-Z)


A Bill to make provision for and in connection with the establishment of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency.

Commons Completed
Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Lords)
Tuesday 8th June 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Tuesday 2nd November 2021

A Bill to make provision about the welfare of certain kept animals that are in, imported into, or exported from Great Britain.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Monday 25th October 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision for an Animal Sentience Committee with functions relating to the effect of government policy on the welfare of animals as sentient beings

Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Tuesday 6th July 2021
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 26th January 2021

A Bill to continue the Armed Forces Act 2006; to amend that Act and other enactments relating to the armed forces; to make provision about service in the reserve forces; to make provision about pardons for certain abolished service offences; to make provision about war pensions; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Tuesday 7th September 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Wednesday 27th October 2021

A Bill to make provision about the safety of people in or about buildings and the standard of buildings, to amend the Architects Act 1997, and to amend provision about complaints made to a housing ombudsman.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Commons)
Thursday 9th September 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to amend the Charities Act 2011 and the Universities and College Estates Act 1925; and for connected purposes

Lords - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Wednesday 14th July 2021
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 12th May 2021

A Bill to provide for the payment out of money provided by Parliament of expenditure incurred by the Treasury for, or in connection with, the payment of compensation to customers of London Capital & Finance plc; provide for the making of loans to the Board of the Pension Protection Fund for the purposes of its fraud compensation functions; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 20th October 2021 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 8th September 2021

A Bill to make provision about the meaning of references to Article 23A benchmarks in contracts and other arrangements; and to make provision about the liability of administrators of Article 23A benchmarks

Lords - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Wednesday 13th October 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Wednesday 27th October 2021
Introduced: 12th May 2021

A Bill to make provision about the dissolution and calling of Parliament, including provision for the repeal of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Lords)
Tuesday 14th September 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision for and in connection with an expanded dormant assets scheme; to confer power to further expand the scope of that scheme; to amend the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008; to enable an authorised reclaim fund to accept transfers of certain unwanted assets; and for connected purposes

Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Monday 21st June 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about the administration and conduct of elections, including provision designed to strengthen the integrity of the electoral process; about overseas electors; about voting and candidacy rights of EU citizens; about the designation of a strategy and policy statement for the Electoral Commission; about the membership of the Speaker's Committee; about the Electoral Commission's functions in relation to criminal proceedings; about financial information to be provided by a political party on applying for registration; for preventing a person being registered as a political party and being a recognised non-party campaigner at the same time; about regulation of expenditure for political purposes; about disqualification of offenders for holding elective offices; about information to be included in electronic campaigning material; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Instruction
Monday 20th September 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about targets, plans and policies for improving the natural environment; for statements and reports about environmental protection; for the Office for Environmental Protection; about waste and resource efficiency; about air quality; for the recall of products that fail to meet environmental standards; about water; about nature and biodiversity; for conservation covenants; about the regulation of chemicals; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Ping-Pong

Last Event - Consideration Of Commons
Tuesday 26th October 2021
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 9th March 2021

A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 10th June 2021 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision about health and social care.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Commons)
Tuesday 7th September 2021
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 8th September 2021

A Bill to make provision imposing a tax (to be known as the health and social care levy), the proceeds of which are payable to the Secretary of State towards the cost of health care and social care, on amounts in respect of which national insurance contributions are, or would be if no restriction by reference to pensionable age were applicable, payable; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Wednesday 20th October 2021 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 12th May 2021

A Bill to make provision in relation to freedom of speech and academic freedom in higher education institutions and in students’ unions; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Commons)
Tuesday 7th September 2021
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 21st July 2021

A Bill to Make provision about the provision that may be made by, and the effects of, quashing orders; to make provision restricting judicial review of certain decisions of the Upper Tribunal; to make provision about the use of written and electronic procedures in courts and tribunals; to make other provision about procedure in, and the organisation of, courts and tribunals; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Tuesday 26th October 2021

A Bill to make provision about the rent payable under long leases of dwellings; and for connected purposes

Lords Completed
Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 15th September 2021
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 12th May 2021

A Bill to make provision in relation to national insurance contributions.

Commons Completed
Lords - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Lords)
Tuesday 7th September 2021
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 6th July 2021

Make provision about nationality, asylum and immigration; to make provision about victims of slavery or human trafficking; to provide a power for Tribunals to charge participants where their behaviour has wasted the Tribunal’s resources; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Commons)
Tuesday 21st September 2021
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 12th May 2021

A Bill to make provision about Ministerial appointments, extraordinary Assembly elections, the Ministerial Code of Conduct and petitions of concern in Northern Ireland.

Commons - 80%

Last Event - Report Stage (Commons)
Tuesday 26th October 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision for the implementation of a regulated asset base model for nuclear energy generation projects; for revenue collection for the purposes of that model; for a special administration regime for licensees subject to that model; and about the circumstances in which bodies corporate are not associated with site operators for the purposes of programmes relating to funding the decommissioning of nuclear sites.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Tuesday 26th October 2021
Introduced: 9th March 2021

A Bill to make provision about the police and other emergency workers; to make provision about collaboration between authorities to prevent and reduce serious violence; to make provision about offensive weapons homicide reviews; to make provision for new offences and for the modification of existing offences; to make provision about the powers of the police and other authorities for the purposes of preventing, detecting, investigating or prosecuting crime or investigating other matters; to make provision about the maintenance of public order; to make provision about the removal, storage and disposal of vehicles; to make provision in connection with driving offences; to make provision about cautions; to make provision about bail and remand; to make provision about sentencing, detention, release, management and rehabilitation of offenders; to make provision about secure 16 to 19 Academies; to make provision for and in connection with procedures before courts and tribunals; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Wednesday 20th October 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision relating to entitlement to practise certain professions, occupations and trades; and for connected purposes

Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Wednesday 9th June 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage (Lords)
Tuesday 9th November 2021
Introduced: 19th July 2021

A Bill to make provision about public service pension schemes, including retrospective provision to rectify unlawful discrimination in the way in which existing schemes were restricted under the Public Service Pensions Act 2013 and corresponding Northern Ireland legislation; to make provision for the establishment of new public pension schemes for members of occupational pension schemes of bodies that were brought into public ownership under the Banking (Special Provisions) Act 2008; to make provision about the remuneration and the date of retirement of holders of certain judicial offices; to make provision about judicial service after retirement; and for connected purposes

Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Monday 11th October 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about matters attributable to coronavirus that may not be taken account of in making certain determinations for the purposes of non-domestic rating; and to make provision in connection with the disqualification of directors of companies that are dissolved without becoming insolvent.

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Tuesday 19th October 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Wednesday 10th November 2021
Introduced: 18th May 2021

A Bill to make provision about local skills improvement plans; to make provision relating to further education; to make provision about functions of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and relating to technical education qualifications; to make provision about student finance and fees; to make provision about assessments by the Office for Students; to make provision about the funding of certain post-16 education or training providers; and for connected purposes

Lords Completed
Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Tuesday 26th October 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision relating to the up-rating of certain social security benefits payable in the tax year 2022-23.

Commons Completed
Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Tuesday 26th October 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage (Lords)
Wednesday 3rd November 2021

A Bill to make provision regulating the giving of subsidies out of public resources; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 22nd September 2021
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 30th June 2021

A Bill to authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2022; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2021.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Monday 19th July 2021 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision about the security of public electronic communications networks and public electronic communications services.

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Awaiting Ping-Pong

Last Event - 3rd Reading (Lords)
Tuesday 26th October 2021
(Read Debate)