Ballot Bills of the 2010-12 Session


6 Bills 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.

The Bill would amend the Coinage Act 1971 to enable the Royal Mint to strike commemorative coins of one kilogram or more for the 2012 London Olympics.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 3rd November 2011 and was enacted into law.


This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 8th March 2012 and was enacted into law.


This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 8th March 2012 and was enacted into law.


This Bill received Royal Assent on Tuesday 12th July 2011 and was enacted into law.


This Bill received Royal Assent on Tuesday 12th July 2011 and was enacted into law.


1 Bill 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.


Commons Completed

Last Event - 3rd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 9th September 2011

1 Bill 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.


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.

Commons - 80%

Last Event - Report Stage: House Of Commons
Friday 20th January 2012

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.


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. The Bill would amend section 3 of the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 so that the provisions of the Act would apply to the construction industry.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 3rd December 2010

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 22nd October 2010

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 11th February 2011

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to regulate the selling of tickets for certain sporting and cultural events; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 21st January 2011

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 12th November 2010

7 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.


Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 30th June 2010

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to regulate the wearing of certain face coverings; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 30th June 2010

A Bill to ensure that ancillary pricing terms in personal financial services contracts can be assessed for fairness; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 30th June 2010

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill to require landlords to provide smoke alarms in rented accommodation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 30th June 2010

A Bill to enable local planning authorities to require planning permission prior to the demolition or change of use of premises or land used or formerly used to provide a local service; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 30th June 2010

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. The Bill would create a duty on the Secretary of State to prepare a Code for Sustainable Food to promote the procurement of healthy and sustainable food by public bodies. This Code could be made compulsory if uptake was not sufficiently extensive.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 30th June 2010

The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 30th June 2010