Ballot Bills (PMBs) currently before Parliament


3 Bills progressed through Bill Committee in the first house

These Bills have passed through the line by line assessment and amendment by Bill Committee. The Bill can now move to Report stage, where amendments and clauses can be tabled by any MP.

The Government will table contentious amendments and clauses at Report stage, where they may be defeated if sufficient Government backbenchers rebel.

Third Reading often takes place immediately after report stage, and is usually a formality of valedictory speeches. This would then conclude the Bill Process in the First House, and the Bill will be sent to the Second House for further review and amendment.


A Bill to make provision about the funding of building societies and the assimilation of the law relating to companies and the law relating to building societies.

Commons - 80%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Wednesday 7th February 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage
Friday 23rd February 2024
Order Paper number: 28
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

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

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Wednesday 21st February 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage
Friday 15th March 2024
Order Paper number: 18
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to create offences of dog abduction and cat abduction and to confer a power to make corresponding provision relating to the abduction of other animals commonly kept as pets.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Wednesday 31st January 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage
Friday 19th April 2024
Order Paper number: 28
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

5 Bills progressed beyond Second Reading in the first house

These bills have passed the first substantive debate on the initial draft of the Bill (Second Reading) and are now in the process of review and amendment of bill text by a Bill Committee. For the Commons, Bill Committees are formed of around 20 MPs, whereas in the Lords, a Committee of the Whole House is usually formed.

For Commons Private Members Bills, the most difficult hurdle is to pass Second Reading, due to lack of time for the debate. Since 1986, every Government Bill has passed Second Reading.


A Bill to make provision about British citizenship in respect of people born in Ireland after 31 December 1948 who are, or have been, resident in Northern Ireland; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th January 2024
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require offenders serving community and certain other sentences to provide information about names used and contact details.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th January 2024

A Bill to require local authorities to designate high streets in their area; to require local authorities to undertake and publish periodic reviews of the condition of those high streets; to require local authorities to develop action plans for the improvement of the condition of those high streets; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th January 2024
(Read Debate)

A Bill to change the period of life expectancy relevant to certain pension rules.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 2nd February 2024
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about shared parental leave and pay in certain cases where a mother has died; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 26th January 2024
(Read Debate)

12 Bills in initial stages

These bills have been laid before Parliament, but have not begun the Bill Process. A Short Title and Long Title (summary) of the Bill will have been provided, though a full text of the Bill may not have been tabled.

For Commons Private Members' Bills, unless a high position on the Order Paper has been secured for the Second Reading Debate (or unanimous consent is expected), it is unlikely that the Bill will progress further from this point. Often only Ballot Bills (which have priority for Second Reading) will have the opportunity to progress.


A Bill to make provision for the succession of female heirs to hereditary titles; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 23rd February 2024
Order Paper number: 5
(Possibly be Debated)

A Bill to require operator licences authorising the carrying out of spaceflight activities to specify the licensee's indemnity limit.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 23rd February 2024
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about the misuse of litigation to suppress freedom of speech.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 23rd February 2024
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to create an offence of unauthorised entry at football matches; and to provide for the offence to be listed as an offence for which a football banning order can be imposed following conviction.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 23rd February 2024
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to prohibit practices whose predetermined purpose is to change a person’s sexual orientation or to change a person to or from being transgender; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 1st March 2024
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision for and in connection with restricting the importation and non-commercial movement of dogs, cats and ferrets.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 15th March 2024
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to regulate access to hormone therapy for children under the age of 18; to make provision relating to social transition practices in schools and other settings; to make provision regarding the meaning of the protected characteristic of sex; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 15th March 2024
Order Paper number: 3
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about public procurement in respect of British goods and services; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 15th March 2024
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to amend the boundaries of the Greater London Low Emission Zone and Ultra Low Emission Zone; to provide that Transport for London may not make an order amending those boundaries without the consent of the Secretary of State; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 22nd March 2024
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision prohibiting the import of hunting trophies into Great Britain.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 22nd March 2024
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision for a compulsory registration scheme for certain off-road vehicles; to require such vehicles to display a registration plate; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 6th December 2023
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 19th April 2024
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to amend the Accessories and Abettors Act 1861 to provide that only a person who directly commits, or who makes a significant contribution to the commission of, an offence may be held criminally liable.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 2nd February 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd Reading
Friday 21st June 2024
Order Paper number: 12
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)