Miners’ Strike (Pardons) Bill 2023-24


pardon miners convicted of certain offences committed during the 1984–85 miners' strike.

Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)

What is this Bill?

The Miners’ Strike (Pardons) Bill is a Ten Minute Rule Bill tabled by Owen Thompson.

Is this Bill currently before Parliament?

Yes. This Bill was introduced on 19 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 (Owen Thompson), 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

Official Bill Page

Next Event: Friday 15th March 2024 - 2nd reading
Order Paper number: 17
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

Last Event: Tuesday 19th December 2023 - 1st reading (Commons)

Bill Progession through Parliament

Commons - 20%

Timeline of Bill Documents and Stages

15th March 2024
2nd reading (Commons)
19th December 2023
1st reading (Commons)