Channel 4 (Privatisation) Bill 2021-22


make provision for the privatisation of Channel 4; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Channel 4 (Privatisation) Bill is a Presentation Bill tabled by Christopher Chope.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 21 June 2021 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Christopher Chope), 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?

Presentation Bills are extremely unlikely to become law. Unless the Bill receives unanimous support from MPs and can pass 2nd Reading in the Commons without debate, it will not proceed further in the Bill process.

Would you like to know more?

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

Official Bill Page

Next Event: 29 Oct 2021 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Last Event: 21 Jun 2021 - 1st reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

29/10/2021
2nd reading (Commons)
21/06/2021
1st reading (Commons)