School Attendance (Duties of Local Authorities and Proprietors of Schools) Bill 2023-24

make provision requiring local authorities to exercise their functions with a view to improving and promoting regular attendance by registered pupils at schools in their area; and to make provision requiring school proprietors to have an attendance policy to promote regular attendance.

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

What is this Bill?

The School Attendance (Duties of Local Authorities and Proprietors of Schools) Bill is a Presentation Bill tabled by Vicky Ford.

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 (Vicky Ford), 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

Sponsor: Vicky Ford (Con)

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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

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Explanatory Note