Trade Agreements (Exclusion of National Health Services) Bill 2019-21


exclude requirements relating to National Health Services procurement, delivery or commissioning from international trade agreements; to require the consent of the House of Commons and the devolved legislatures to international trade agreements insofar as they relate to the National Health Services of England, Scotland and Wales and Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Trade Agreements (Exclusion of National Health Services) Bill was a Ballot Bill tabled by Peter Grant.

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 Grant), not the Government.

What type of Bill is this?

20 Ballot Bills places are awarded by lottery to backbench MP's at the start of each Session. These Bills receive precedence for debate in the Commons and a handful will succeed in becoming enacted into law.

The higher chance of success means MPs who win a ballot slot are frequently lobbied by groups wishing to have legislation tabled on their behalf, but the choice of bill ultimately remains with the MP.

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

Official Bill Page

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

Last Event: 5 Feb 2020 - 1st reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

16/10/2020
Bill
HCB 22 2019-21 (as introduced)
05/02/2020
1st reading (Commons)