General Election (Leaders' Debates) Bill 2019-21


set up a commission to make arrangements for debates between leaders of political parties during a General Election; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The General Election (Leaders' Debates) was a Presentation Bill tabled by Peter Bone.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

No. This Bill is not under active consideration by Parliament, as it was introduced during the previous 2019-21 Session.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Peter Bone), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

A Presentation Bill can be tabled by any MP after the fifth Wednesday of the Session. There is no limit to the number of Presentation Bills an individual MP may table.

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: Presentation Bill, Private Members Bill, Process of a Bill

Sponsor: Peter Bone (CON)

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

Last Event: 10 Feb 2020 - 1st reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

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