Licensing Hours Extensions Bill 2023-24


amend the Licensing Act 2003 so that licensing hours Orders can be made by negative resolution statutory instrument.

Private Members' Bill (Ballot Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Licensing Hours Extensions Bill is a Ballot Bill tabled by Emma Lewell-Buck.

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 (Emma Lewell-Buck), 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 Ministerial Extracts from Debates All Bill Debates

Next Event: Friday 14th June 2024 - 2nd reading
Order Paper number: 4
(Possibly be Debated)

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

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Latest Key documents

Bill Debate
20/05/2024
Explanatory Note
20/05/2024