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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5 Bills progressed beyond Second Reading in first house

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Education (Guidance about Costs of School Uniforms) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Mike Amesbury (Labour)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
Committee Debate: House of Commons 16 September, 2020 (1) (2) Report stage: House of Commons

27 Nov 2020

17 Sep 2020, 4:15 p.m.

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

Commons - 60%

British Library Board (Power to Borrow) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Bim Afolami (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
2nd reading: House of Commons Committee stage: House of Commons

30 Sep 2020

25 Sep 2020, 4:23 p.m.

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

Commons - 40%

Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies (Environmentally Sustainable Investment) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Anna McMorrin (Labour)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
2nd reading: House of Commons 11 September, 2020 14 Sep 2020, 11:54 a.m.

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%

Education and Training (Welfare of Children) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Mary Kelly Foy (Labour)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
2nd reading: House of Commons 13 Mar 2020, 4:20 p.m.

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

Commons - 40%

Forensic Science Regulator and Biometrics Strategy Bill 2019-21
Presented by Darren Jones (Labour)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
2nd reading: House of Commons 25 September, 2020 28 Sep 2020, 11:14 a.m.

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; to require the Secretary of State to publish an annual strategy on biometric technologies; to enable the Secretary of State to limit the use of such technologies when that is recommended in the strategy; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%


15 Bills in initial stages

Title Bill Type Last Event Next Event Date Last Updated
Botulinum Toxin and Cosmetic Fillers (Children) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Laura Trott (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

16 Oct 2020

12 Jun 2020, 12:41 p.m.

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 - 20%

Prisons (Substance Testing) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Dame Cheryl Gillan (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

16 Oct 2020

12 Jun 2020, 12:42 p.m.

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

Commons - 20%

Registers of Births and Deaths Bill 2019-21
Presented by Mr Andrew Mitchell (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

16 Oct 2020

12 Jun 2020, 12:45 p.m.

A Bill to make provision about the keeping and maintenance of registers of births and deaths; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Chris Loder (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

23 Oct 2020

12 Jun 2020, 12:48 p.m.

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

Commons - 20%

Control of Roadworks Bill 2019-21
Presented by Mr Mark Francois (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

23 Oct 2020

12 Jun 2020, 12:49 p.m.

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%

National Minimum Wage Bill 2019-21
Presented by Paula Barker (Labour)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

30 Oct 2020

12 Jun 2020, 1:16 p.m.

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

Commons - 20%

Trade Agreements (Exclusion of National Health Services) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Peter Grant (Scottish National Party)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

30 Oct 2020

12 Jun 2020, 1:16 p.m.

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%

Unpaid Work Experience (Prohibition) (No. 2) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Alex Cunningham (Labour)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
2nd reading: House of Commons 11 September, 2020 2nd reading: House of Commons

30 Oct 2020

28 Sep 2020, 11:31 a.m.

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

Commons - 20%

NHS 111 Service (Training and Clinical Oversight) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Kate Osamor (Labour (Co-op))
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

13 Nov 2020

12 Jun 2020, 1:29 p.m.

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%

Sewage (Inland Waters) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Philip Dunne (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

13 Nov 2020

12 Jun 2020, 1:29 p.m.

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%

Third Sector Organisations (Impact and Support) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Simon Fell (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

27 Nov 2020

13 May 2020, 5:22 p.m.

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%

Mental Health Admissions (Data) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Dr Ben Spencer (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

29 Jan 2021

13 May 2020, 5:39 p.m.

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

Commons - 20%

Asylum Seekers (Permission to Work) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Carol Monaghan (Scottish National Party)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

5 Feb 2021

13 May 2020, 5:41 p.m.

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%

Public Interest Disclosure (Protection) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Dr Philippa Whitford (Scottish National Party)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
2nd reading: House of Commons 25 September, 2020 2nd reading: House of Commons

5 Feb 2021

28 Sep 2020, 11:17 a.m.

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 - 20%

Meat (Grading and Labelling) Bill 2019-21
Presented by Bill Wiggin (Conservative)
Private Members' Bill
Ballot Bill
1st reading: House of Commons (no debate) 2nd reading: House of Commons

12 Mar 2021

13 May 2020, 5:51 p.m.

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%