Presentation Bills of the 2014-15 Session


Presentation Bills are the most straightforward method of introducing a Bill before Parliament.

For Private Member's Bills, Presentation Bills can be tabled at any time after Ballot Bills have been granted a Second Reading date. Presentation Bills are unlikely to become Acts of Parliament unless unanimously supported.

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Royal Assent (0)Ping Pong (0)Second House (0)Completed Committee (0)Passed Second Reading (16)Initial stage (48)


16 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 - 40%

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

A Bill to make provision to enhance the protection available for bat habitats in the non-built environment and to limit the protection for bat habitats in the built environment where the presence of bats has a significant adverse impact upon the users of buildings.

Commons - 40%

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

A Bill to make provision for rules relating to the exclusion of convicted prisoners from participation in Parliamentary and Local Elections.

Commons - 40%

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

A Bill to make provision about the meeting by the United Kingdom of the target for defence expenditure to constitute a minimum of 2% of Gross Domestic Product; to make provision that the definition of defence expenditure is subject to independent verification; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 9th January 2015

A Bill to make provision for an open list system for elections to the European Parliament.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 9th January 2015

A Bill to repeal the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 6th March 2015

A Bill to require professional and semi-professional football clubs in England to disclose the identity of their owners; to give the Football Association powers to block the ownership of a club by anyone whom they consider is not a fit and proper person; to require all creditors of a football club to be compensated equally should the club go into administration; to facilitate the raising by supporters’ organisations of the finance required to acquire a controlling stake in a football club; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

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

A Bill to make provision to exclude from the United Kingdom foreign nationals found guilty of a criminal offence committed in the United Kingdom.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 6th March 2015

A Bill to make provision for a national referendum on whether the proposed construction of the HS2 railway should be supported financially by the UK taxpayer.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 23rd January 2015

A Bill to make provision for criminal sanctions against those who have entered the UK illegally or who have remained in the UK without legal authority.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 24th October 2014

A Bill to make provision to facilitate an increase in the registration of voters resident overseas who are eligible to participate in United Kingdom Parliamentary elections; to extend the criteria for eligibility to register as an overseas voter and to enable those registered as overseas voters to cast their votes through use of the internet; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 23rd January 2015

Commons - 40%

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

A Bill to make provision to ensure that pupils with a parent with a terminal or seriously disabling illness receive priority in the admissions process to maintained schools in England.

Commons - 40%

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

A Bill to make provision to ensure that the United Kingdom has absolute control over the right to prevent non-UK citizens from entering the United Kingdom; to determine the circumstances in which non-UK citizens may be required to leave the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 9th January 2015

A Bill to make provision for the cessation of subsidies for the development of wind farms.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 6th March 2015

A Bill to limit the application of the EU Working Time Directive; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 23rd January 2015

48 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 give local planning authorities the power to determine the requirements for affordable housing contributions from sites of fewer than 10 units as part of planning obligation agreements under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 9th September 2014

A Bill to amend section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to allow local authorities to adopt areas of amenity land which are unregistered or vested in the Crown, for the purposes of maintenance; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 15th July 2014

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the privatisation of the British Broadcasting Corporation by providing shares in the Corporation to all licence fee payers.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision to restrict the entitlement of non-UK citizens from the European Union and the European Economic Area to taxpayer-funded benefits.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for an application to the Council of Europe to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights and the introduction of a British Bill of Rights.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to amend the Civil Partnership Act 2004 to provide that opposite sex couples may enter into a civil partnership; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 3rd September 2014

A Bill to provide that payment of the recoverable amount determined in a confiscation order by a court must be included as a component of a custodial sentence; to provide that non-payment of the recoverable amount be a criminal offence; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 19th March 2015

A Bill to provide that the Health and Care Professionals Council be the regulatory body for counsellors and psychotherapists; to prohibit gay to straight conversion therapy; to make consequential provision for the protection of children and adults; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 16th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Department of Energy and Climate Change and for its functions to be absorbed into the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to prohibit the advertising of electronic cigarettes; to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to persons under the age of 18; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A Bill to make provision for a statutory code of practice to clarify and simplify the law relating to protection against unfair dismissal of miscreant employees; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to draw up and publish an Energy in Buildings Strategy; to require the Secretary of State to take reasonable steps to implement that Strategy; to require the Secretary of State to set cost-effective targets to reduce fuel use; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 21st July 2014

A Bill to require an independent audit of the benefits and costs of UK membership of the European Union.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to prohibit the granting of licences for firearms and shotguns to persons who have been convicted of domestic violence crimes; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to create a new planning use class for betting shops with fixed odds betting terminals, which would require the granting of planning permission; to provide that local planning authorities assess demand for fixed odds betting terminal betting shops when considering applications for premises in that planning use class and place a cap on the number of such shops for which planning permission may be granted in any area; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to measure and regulate the impact of unconventional gas extraction on air and water quality and on greenhouse gas emissions; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 21st January 2015

A Bill to amend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to apply its provisions to private healthcare companies and other bodies seeking health service contracts; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 1st September 2014

A Bill to repeal Articles 21 and 45 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, EC Directive 2004/38/EC and EC Regulation 492/2011.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 21st October 2014

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to create a new planning use class for retail premises used to provide high cost credit services, which would require the granting of planning permission; to provide that local planning authorities assess demand for retail premises used to provide high cost credit services when considering applications for premises in that planning use class and place a cap on the number of such shops for which planning permission may be granted in any area; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to prohibit charging for car parking at NHS hospitals for patients and visitors.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to consolidate and amend provisions about the House of Commons Members’ Fund.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 10th September 2014

A Bill to provide for a maximum limit on the number of Peers entitled to vote in the House of Lords; and to provide for a moratorium on new appointments.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 21st July 2014

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to commission a programme of research into reducing rent levels in the private rented sector, improving terms and conditions for tenants, increasing housing supply, and providing a large-scale programme of sustainable council housing in England; to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament within six months of completion of the research; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to require scrutiny of and enable amendments to international trade agreements, including investor state dispute settlements, by the European and UK Parliaments; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 27th October 2014

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to prohibit the charging to tenants by letting agents of annual tenancy renewal fees; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to define the independence of local government; to regulate the relationship between local and central government in England by means of a statutory Code; to require public authorities to act in compliance with the Code; to provide that the Code may only be amended by means of an Order under the super-affirmative procedure, approved unanimously by each House of Parliament or by a majority in each House equal to or greater than two-thirds of the number of seats in each House; to exclude any Bill to amend this Act from the provisions of the Parliament Act 1911; to make provision regarding the powers and finances of local government in England; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 9th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the clarification and improvement of local planning procedures; to make provision in relation to housing supply; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 16th December 2014

A Bill to prohibit the distribution of sexually explicit images via the internet and text message without the consent of the subjects of the images; to provide that mobile phones and other devices capable of connection to the internet be set by manufacturers as a default to deny access to pornography; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 10th September 2014

A Bill to re-establish the Secretary of State’s legal duty as to the National Health Service in England and to make provision about the other duties of the Secretary of State in that regard; to make provision about the administration and accountability of the National Health Service in England; to repeal section 1 of the National Health Service (Private Finance) Act 1997 and sections 38 and 39 of the Immigration Act 2014; to make provision about the application of international law in relation to health services in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 11th March 2015

A Bill to amend the Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011 to allow the Office for Budget Responsibility to scrutinise and certificate the policy costings of political parties represented in the House of Commons.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the abolition of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and its responsibilities to be allocated to other Departments of State.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the establishment of a compulsory registration scheme at the point of sale for all off-road motorcycles and quad bikes; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 16th December 2014

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to provide that Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) be a statutory requirement for all state funded schools; for PSHE to include Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) and education on ending violence against women and girls; to provide for initial and continuing teacher education and guidance on best practice for delivering and inspecting PSHE and SRE education; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 25th March 2015

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to commission research into the merits of requiring cyclists aged fourteen years and under to wear protective headgear; to report to Parliament within six months of the research being completed; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 15th July 2014

A Bill to promote public ownership of public services; to introduce a presumption in favour of service provision by public sector and not-for-profit entities; and to put in place mechanisms to increase the accountability, transparency and public control of public services, including those operated by private companies.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to assume control of passenger rail franchises when they come up for renewal; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 9th September 2014

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to undertake a programme of research into the costs and benefits of extending control of all aspects of Right to Buy and Right to Acquire schemes entirely to Local Authorities, including the operation and consequences of such schemes and the introduction of the right of Local Authorities to suspend them; to report to Parliament within six months of the research being completed; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 4th February 2015

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 11th March 2015

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to set targets for sugar content in food and drinks; to provide that sugar content on food and drink labelling be represented in terms of the number of teaspoonfuls of sugar; to provide for standards of information provision in advertising of food and drinks; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 15th July 2014

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to repeal the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 7th July 2014

A Bill to make provision for the supremacy of the sovereignty of the United Kingdom Parliament in relation to the United Kingdom's membership of the European Union, including matters in respect of borders and immigration; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 3rd December 2014