High Streets (Designation, Review and Improvement Plan) Bill 2023-24


require local authorities to designate high streets in their area; to require local authorities to undertake and publish periodic reviews of the condition of those high streets; to require local authorities to develop action plans for the improvement of the condition of those high streets; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

What is this Bill?

The High Streets (Designation, Review and Improvement Plan) Bill is a Ballot Bill tabled by Jack Brereton.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 06 December 2023 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

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

Historically, between 3 and 13 of the 20 Ballot Bills have succeeded in becoming enacted into law. Therefore, provided this bill is sufficiently high in the Ballot and the Government has no means to object to the bill, it has the greatest chance of PMBs to be enacted into law.

How can I find out exactly what this Bill does?

The most straightforward information is contained in the initial Explanatory Notes for the Bill.

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 Initial Explanatory Notes Initial Briefing papers Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

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

Last Event: Friday 17th May 2024 - 2nd reading (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

17th May 2024
2nd reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
17th May 2024
2nd reading (Lords)
14th May 2024
Briefing papers
High Streets (Designation, Review and Improvement Plan) Bill: HL Bill 69
13th May 2024
Explanatory Notes
HL Bill 69 Explanatory Notes
30th April 2024
Delegated Powers Memorandum
High Streets (Designation, Review and Improvement Plan) Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
29th April 2024
1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)
29th April 2024
1st reading (Lords)
29th April 2024
Bill
HL Bill 69 (as brought from the Commons)
26th April 2024
3rd reading (Commons)
26th April 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments
26th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 26 April 2024
26th April 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
Report Stage Proceedings as at 26 April 2024
25th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 25 April 2024
24th April 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 24 April 2024
22nd April 2024
Briefing papers
Research Briefing on the Bill
22nd March 2024
Bill
Bill 184 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee)
22nd March 2024
Bill
Bill 184 2023-24 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) - xml download
14th March 2024
Bill proceedings: Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 13 March 2024
13th March 2024
Committee stage: 1st sitting (Commons)
13th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 13 March 2024
13th March 2024
Selection of amendments: Commons
Chair’s provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 13 March 2024
12th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 12 March 2024
7th March 2024
Amendment Paper
Notices of Amendments as at 7 March 2024
5th March 2024
Money resolution
26th January 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
24th January 2024
Bill
Bill 25 2023-24 (as introduced) - xml download
24th January 2024
Explanatory Notes
Bill 25 EN 2023-24
24th January 2024
Bill
Bill 25 2023-24 (as introduced)
6th December 2023
1st reading (Commons)