Military Action (Parliamentary Approval) Bill 2023-24

require parliamentary approval for the deployment of UK armed forces for armed conflict; to provide for exemptions from that requirement in cases of emergency or in respect of compliance with treaty obligations; to make provision for retrospective parliamentary approval in certain circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The Military Action (Parliamentary Approval) Bill is a Presentation Bill tabled by Richard Foord.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 16 January 2024 and is currently before Parliament.

Whose idea is this Bill?

As a Private Members' Bill, this Bill represents the individual initiative of an MP (Richard Foord), 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: There is no future stage currently scheduled for this bill

Last Event: Friday 23rd February 2024 - 2nd reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 40%

Latest Key documents

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

23rd February 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
22nd February 2024
Bill 146 2023-24 (as introduced)
16th January 2024
1st reading (Commons)