Ballot Bills of the 2014-15 Session


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 (7)Ping Pong (0)Second House (0)Completed Committee (0)Passed Second Reading (10)Initial stage (3)


7 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.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision about the safety of health and social care services in England; to make provision about the integration of information relating to users of health and social care services in England; to make provision about the sharing of information relating to an individual for the purposes of providing that individual with health or social care services in England; to make provision for removing individuals convicted of certain offences from the registers kept by the regulatory bodies for health and social care professions; to make provision about the objectives of the regulatory bodies for health and social care professions and the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care; to make provision about the disposal of cases concerning a person’s fitness to practise a health or social care profession; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision about the handling of complaints by the Health Service Commissioner for England; to require the Commissioner to notify a complainant of the reason for the delay if the investigation of the complaint is not concluded within a twelve month period; to require the Commissioner to lay before Parliament an annual report giving details of how long investigations of complaints have taken to be concluded and progress towards meeting a target of concluding investigations within a twelve month period; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.


Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill, it received Royal Assent on 26 March. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.


Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 26 March. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law). A Bill to make provision about the inclusion at local authority meetings of observances that are, and about powers of local authorities in relation to events that to any extent are, religious or related to a religious or philosophical belief.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision about the procedure for conducting investigations under Part 3 of the Local Government Act 1974; and to make provision for cases where an authority to which that Part applies takes a decision that affects the holding of an event for a reason relating to health or safety.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to place a duty on local authorities to keep a register of individuals and community groups who have expressed an interest in acquiring land to bring forward self-build and custom-build projects and to take account of and make provision for the interests of those on such registers in developing their housing initiatives and their local plans; to allow volume house builders to include self-build and custom-build projects as contributing towards their affordable housing obligations, when in partnership for this purpose with a Registered Social Landlord; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 26th March 2015 and was enacted into law.


10 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.


Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Debate: 2nd Sitting: House Of Commons
Wednesday 29th October 2014

A Bill to restrict the height, number, location and operation of wind turbines situated off shore within twenty miles of the coast; to restrict subsidies available for such turbines; and to make provision regulating the length, location and environmental impact of cables connecting such turbines to the national grid; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 16th January 2015

A Bill to make provision for the holding of a referendum in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 17th October 2014

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 12th September 2014

A Bill to re-establish the Secretary of State’s legal duty to provide national health services in England; to amend the provisions of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 relating to Monitor; to repeal the regulations made under section 75 of that Act; to make other amendments to the provisions in that Act relating to competition and provision of private health services; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Debate: 7th Sitting: House Of Commons
Tuesday 3rd March 2015

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to take steps to secure licences for off-patent drugs in new indications; to require the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to conduct technology appraisals for off-patent drugs in new indications; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 7th November 2014

A Bill to amend Schedule 5 of the Scotland Act 1998 to exclude from the reservations certain provisions relating to parking; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 5th September 2014

A Bill to protect tenants against retaliatory eviction; to amend the law on notices requiring possession relating to assured shorthold tenancies; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 28th November 2014

A Bill to make provision regarding arrangements for children involved in court proceedings; to make provision about the transparency, administration and accountability of courts and case conferences; to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament annually on the number of prisoners who have exceeded their tariff and have not been released because they do not admit guilt; to extend the Criminal Cases Review Commission’s powers to obtain information; to make provision about consumer complaints in markets for public services; to amend certain sections of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 relating to contracts; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 17th October 2014

A Bill to limit the use of zero-hours contracts; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 21st November 2014

3 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 2nd July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the safety, convenience and free movement on pavements of disabled people, older people, people accompanying young children, and other pavement users; to clarify, strengthen and simplify the law relating to parking on pavements in England and Wales; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 2nd July 2014