Microplastic Filters (Washing Machines) Bill 2021-22


require manufacturers to fit microplastic-catching filters to new domestic and commercial washing machines; to make provision about the promotion of the use of microplastic-catching filters in washing machines and raising awareness about the consequences of microplastics from washing machines for pollution in rivers and seas; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

What is this Bill?

The Microplastic Filters (Washing Machines) Bill is a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Alberto Costa.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 30 November 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 (Alberto Costa), 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?

Ten Minute Rule Bills do not receive any legislative priority and will only become an Act of Parliament if there is unanimous consent of MPs.

However, the legislative proposal may be adopted by the Government, particularly if the proposed legislation can be implemented without a Bill.

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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Next Event: 21 Jan 2022 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Last Event: 30 Nov 2021 - 1st reading (Commons)

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Commons - 20%

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30/11/2021