Government Bills currently before Parliament


Government Bills are tabled by HM Government Ministers to enact legislative goals communicated during the Queen's Speech.

They are allocated Government time in the House of Commons and utilise programme motions to achieve a timely passage through the Commons. If you wish to contribute your view on a Government bill to your MP, it will be more likely to have an impact if made early in the bill process.



1 Bill received Royal Assent

These Bills are enacted into law as Acts of Parliament following completion of the Bill Process.
Acts of Parliament come into effect at midnight following Royal Assent, unless a date is specified within the Act.

A Bill to make provision about additional payments to recipients of means-tested benefits, tax credits and disability benefits.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Tuesday 28th June 2022 and was enacted into law.


3 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 provide for certain social security rules which apply where life expectancy is 6 months or less to apply instead where life expectancy is 12 months or less

Lords Completed
Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Thursday 23rd June 2022
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 12th May 2021

A Bill to make provision in relation to freedom of speech and academic freedom in higher education institutions and in students’ unions; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Tuesday 28th June 2022
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about the security of internet-connectable products and products capable of connecting to such products; to make provision about electronic communications infrastructure; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 40%

Last Event - Lords
Wednesday 29th June 2022
(Read Debate)

4 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.

Introduced: 17th May 2022

A Bill to address the legacy of the Northern Ireland Troubles and promote reconciliation by establishing an Independent Commission for Reconciliation and Information Recovery, limiting criminal investigations, legal proceedings, inquests and police complaints, extending the prisoner release scheme in the Northern Ireland (Sentences) Act 1998, and providing for experiences to be recorded and preserved and for events to be studied and memorialised.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Commons)
Wednesday 29th June 2022
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage (Commons)
Monday 4th July 2022
Introduced: 25th May 2022

A Bill to make provision about the national and cultural identity and language in Northern Ireland

Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Wednesday 22nd June 2022
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage (Lords)
Wednesday 6th July 2022

A Bill to make provision for and in connection with the regulation by OFCOM of certain internet services; for and in connection with communications offences; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Debate: 16th Sitting (Commons)
Tuesday 28th June 2022
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage (Commons)
Tuesday 12th July 2022
Introduced: 11th May 2022

A Bill To Make provision for the regulation of Academies; about school and local education funding; about the attendance of children at school; about the regulation of independent educational institutions; about teacher misconduct; and for connected purposes

Lords - 60%

Last Event - Lords
Monday 20th June 2022
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage (Lords)
Tuesday 12th July 2022

8 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.

Introduced: 11th May 2022

A Bill to make provision about procurement

Lords - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Wednesday 25th May 2022
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Committee Stage (Lords)
Monday 4th July 2022
Introduced: 11th May 2022

Make provision about threats to national security from espionage, sabotage and persons acting for foreign powers; about the extra-territorial application of Part 2 of the Serious Crime Act 2007; about the award of damages in proceedings relating to national security and the payment of damages at risk of being used for the purposes of terrorism; about the availability of legal aid to persons connected with terrorism; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Monday 6th June 2022
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Committee Stage (Commons)
Thursday 7th July 2022

Make provision about the effect in domestic law of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland in the EU withdrawal agreement, about other domestic law in subject areas dealt with by the Protocol and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Monday 27th June 2022
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Committee Stage (Commons)
Wednesday 13th July 2022

A Bill to make provision about the welfare of certain kept animals that are in, imported into, or exported from Great Britain.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 11th May 2022
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 11th May 2022

Make provision for new offences relating to public order; to make provision about stop and search powers; to make provision about the delegation of police functions relating to public order; to make provision about serious disruption prevention orders; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Debate: 5th Sitting (Commons)
Thursday 16th June 2022
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision for the setting of levelling-up missions and reporting on progress in delivering them; about local democracy; about town and country planning; about Community Infrastructure Levy; about the imposition of Infrastructure Levy; about environmental outcome reports for certain consents and plans; about regeneration; about the compulsory purchase of land; about information and records relating to land, the environment or heritage; for the provision for pavement licences to be permanent; about governance of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; about vagrancy and begging; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Debate - 8th Sitting (Commons)
Friday 1st July 2022
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about the release and marketing of, and risk assessments relating to, precision bred plants and animals, and the marketing of food and feed produced from such plants and animals; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Debate - 3rd Sitting (Commons)
Thursday 30th June 2022
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about the regulation of social housing; about the terms of approved schemes for the investigation of housing complaints; and for connected purposes.

Lords - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading (Lords)
Monday 27th June 2022
(Read Debate)

2 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.

Introduced: 22nd June 2022

A Bill to reform the law relating to human rights.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Enable the implementation of, and the making of other provision in connection with, the government procurement Chapters of the United Kingdom’s free trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading (Commons)
Wednesday 11th May 2022