Public Authority (Accountability) Bill 2016-17

To set a requirement on public institutions, public servants and officials and on those carryingout functions on their behalf to act in the public interest and with candour and frankness; todefine the public law duty on them to assist courts, official inquiries and investigations; toenable victims to enforce such duties; to create offences for the breach of certain duties; toprovide funding for victims and their relatives in certain proceedings before the courts and atofficial inquiries and investigations; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

What is this Bill?

The Public Authority (Accountability) Bill was a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Andy Burnham.

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 MP (Andy Burnham), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Ten Minute Rule Bill is a process of tabling a bill, where an MP has 10 minutes to advocate for their legislation to the Commons and the Minister responsible.

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: Ten Minute Rule Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

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Last Event: Wednesday 29th March 2017 - 1st reading: House of Commons

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