Ballot Bills of the 2019-2021 Parliament

Ballot Bills are Private Member's Bills that have preference for Second Reading dates. This privilege is awarded to 20 backbenchers through a lottery held at the opening of the Parliamentary Session.

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Royal Assent (0)Ping Pong (0)Second House (7)Completed Committee (0)Passed Second Reading (3)Initial stage (9)


7 Bills progressing in the second house

These Bills have completed the Bill Process in the first house and are now within the Bill Process of the Second House. Once the Second House has added their own amendments, the Bill will move to the Ping Pong phase of exchanging amendments.


A Bill to make provision about the mode of trial and maximum penalty for certain offences under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.

Commons Completed

Last Event - 3rd Reading (Commons)
Friday 12th March 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about the administration to persons under the age of 18 of botulinum toxin and of other substances for cosmetic purposes; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed

Last Event - 3rd Reading (Commons)
Friday 12th March 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to provide the British Library Board with a power to borrow money.

Commons Completed

Last Event - 3rd Reading (Commons)
Friday 12th March 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to impose duties on certain education and training providers in relation to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Commons Completed

Last Event - 3rd Reading (Commons)
Friday 12th March 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision for the appointment of the Forensic Science Regulator; to make provision about the Regulator and about the regulation of forensic science; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed

Last Event - 3rd Reading (Commons)
Friday 12th March 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about substance testing in prisons and similar institutions.

Commons Completed

Last Event - 3rd Reading (Commons)
Friday 12th March 2021
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision for guidance to schools about the costs aspects of school uniform policies.

Commons Completed
Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Friday 16th April 2021
(Read Debate)

3 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 enable co-operative and community benefit societies to raise external share capital for the purpose of making environmentally sustainable investment; to make associated provisions about restricting conversion to company status and the distribution of capital on winding-up; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 11th September 2020
(Read Debate)

A Bill to provide protections for whistleblowers; to create offences relating to the treatment of whistleblowers and the handling of whistleblowing cases; to establish an independent body to protect whistleblowers and whistleblowing, in accordance with the public interest; to make provision for that body to set, monitor and enforce standards for the management of whistleblowing cases, to provide disclosure and advice services, to direct whistleblowing investigations and to order redress of detriment suffered by whistleblowers; to repeal the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 25th September 2020
(Read Debate)

A Bill to prohibit unpaid work experience exceeding four weeks; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Friday 11th September 2020
(Read Debate)

9 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 granting permission to work to asylum seekers who have waited six months for a decision on their asylum application; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 5th February 2020

A Bill to set penalties for overrunning roadworks; to make requirements regarding the duration, timing and coordination of roadworks; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 5th February 2020

A Bill to establish a meat grading system incorporating taste and eating quality; to define the term “grass-fed” when used in meat labelling and marketing; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 5th February 2020

A Bill to make provision for the collection and publication of statistics on mental health hospital admissions; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 5th February 2020

A Bill to make provision about the national minimum wage; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 5th February 2020

A Bill to set training standards for NHS 111 service operators; to require NHS 111 services to be overseen by clinical advisors; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 5th February 2020

A Bill to place a duty on water companies to ensure that untreated sewage is not discharged into rivers and other inland waters; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 5th February 2020

A Bill to establish a body to assess the benefits and effectiveness of third sector organisations and provide support to such organisations; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 5th February 2020

A Bill to exclude requirements relating to National Health Services procurement, delivery or commissioning from international trade agreements; to require the consent of the House of Commons and the devolved legislatures to international trade agreements insofar as they relate to the National Health Services of England, Scotland and Wales and Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 5th February 2020