Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill 2023-24

require the continued appointment of a special envoy for freedom of religion or belief and make provision about the special envoy’s functions.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief Bill is a Presentation Bill tabled by Fiona Bruce.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 11 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 (Fiona Bruce), 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.

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: Presentation 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: Monday 20th May 2024 - 1st reading: Minutes of Proceedings (Lords)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords - 20%

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
Briefing paper
Explanatory Note