Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) Bill [HL] 2016-17

First reading took place on 8 June. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.The 2016-2017 session of Parliament has prorogued and this Bill will make no further progress. make provision for the Secretary of State to have regard to acts of genocide in determining the allocation of international humanitarian assistance.

Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)

What is this Bill?

The Humanitarian Assistance (Genocide Victims) Bill [HL] was a Lords Private Members' Bill tabled by Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill is not under active consideration by Parliament, as it was introduced during the previous 2016-17 Session.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an Member of the House of Lords (Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

Lords Private Members' Bills can be tabled by any member, at any time during the Session. A number of Lords may win ballot slots to receive precedence in the Lords.

So is this going to become a law?

No. This Bill did not complete it's passage before the Session completed and is no longer before Parliament. However, it may have been re-introduced under a similar name in a subsequent Session.

Would you like to know more?

See these Glossary articles for more information: Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

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Next Event: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Wednesday 8th June 2016 - 1st reading (Hansard): House of Lords

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