Ten Minute Rule Bills of the 2016-17 Session


Ten Minute Rule Bills are Presentation Bills for which the sponsor makes a 10 minute speech before the house outlining the reasons for their legislation.

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Royal Assent (1)Ping Pong (0)Second House (0)Completed Committee (0)Passed Second Reading (2)Initial stage (47)


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 the property and affairs of missing persons; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on Thursday 27th April 2017 and was enacted into law.


2 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.


A Bill to establish, and make provision about, the National Data Guardian for Health and Social Care; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 13th January 2017
(Read Debate)

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 18th November 2016
Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

47 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 make provision about the freezing and seizing of assets belonging to states or organisations who sponsor or perpetrate acts of terrorism for the purposes of enabling compensation to be paid to the British victims of such terrorism; to provide a definition of British victims for the purpose of eligibility for such compensation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 2nd November 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to enable a person to make his or her instructions concerning burial and related matters binding on their personal representative or beneficiary; to enable a person to make provision about the use of a burial space he or she acquired while living after the person’s burial; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 17th January 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to equalise the assessment and enforcement of child maintenance arrangements of children of self-employed parents with that of children of other employed parents; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Friday 12th May 2017

A Bill to make provision for the children of serving members of the armed forces to have a right of high priority admission to schools outside the normal admission rounds; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 6th December 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to enable transgender persons to apply to the registrar of companies for England and Wales for documentation relating to their change of name to be treated as protected information under the Gender Recognition Act 2004; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 1st March 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision to safeguard, and for the release of, cash retentions in the construction industry; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 26th April 2017
(Read Debate)

A bill to make provision about the training, qualifications and certification of medical practitioners conducting cosmetic surgical procedures; to establish a code of practice for the provision of information to patients on the options and risks in relation to such procedures; to make provision about permissible treatments and the advertising of such treatments; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 19th October 2016
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 31st January 2017

A Bill to make provision about the aggravated murder of, and aggravated domestic violence against, women, who are citizens of the United Kingdom, outside the United Kingdom; to prohibit the use of the term honour killing in official publications; to require the Government to arrange for, and meet from public funds the costs of, the repatriation of the bodies of female citizens of the United Kingdom who are victims of aggravated murder outside the United Kingdom and the provision of assistance to female citizens of the United Kingdom who are victims of aggravated domestic violence outside the United Kingdom in order to enable them to return to the United Kingdom; to provide for the prosecution in the United Kingdom in certain circumstances of citizens of the United Kingdom who commit the aggravated murder of, or threaten or incite domestic violence against, women, who are citizens of the United Kingdom, outside the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 31st January 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make certain offences including malicious wounding, grievous or actual bodily harm and common assault aggravated when perpetrated against a constable, firefighter, doctor, paramedic or nurse in the execution of his or her duty or against a person assisting these persons in the execution of their duty; to make provision to require those suspected of certain assaults that may pose a health risk, including spitting, to be required to undergo blood tests and to make it an offence, without reasonable excuse, to refuse to undergo such tests; to make provision about the sentences for those convicted of the offences; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 7th February 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require the provision of defibrillators in education establishments, and in leisure, sports and certain other public facilities; to make provision for training persons to operate defibrillators; to make provision for funding the acquisition, installation, use and maintenance of defibrillators; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 15th November 2016
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 14th March 2017

A Bill to require Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service in certain circumstances to purchase wines and sparkling wines produced in the United Kingdom and to serve such wines at overseas functions and events; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 14th March 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill applying to England to provide for the introduction of first past the post elections of mayors, the London Assembly and Police and Crime Commissioners; to require elections for mayors, the London Assembly, Police and Crime Commissioners and local authorities to take place on the same day; to abolish the election of councillors by halves or thirds to local authorities; to allow a person to be a Member of the House of Commons and to hold any elected local government office, including that of Police and Crime Commissioner, at the same time; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 7th December 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to grant EU citizens the right to stay resident in the UK following the UK’s withdrawal from membership of the European Union; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 12th July 2016
Introduced: 28th March 2017

A Bill to make provision for the enforcement of Child Arrangement Orders, including times within which enforcement action must take place; to establish a presumption in favour of shared parenting under Child Arrangement Orders; and to make provision for a commission to review and make recommendations on the operation of family justice; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 28th March 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to control the advertising and promotion of feeding products for babies and children; to establish arrangements to set standards for the efficacy of products and to measure claims against those standards; to make provision about penalties for advertisers and promoters who do not meet the standards; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 16th November 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require pre-paid funeral plan contracts to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority; to amend the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Regulated Activities) Order 2001 accordingly; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 14th December 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require football clubs to provide tickets to matches at a discount for persons under a specified age; to require local authorities to consider the needs of match going supporters when approving kick off times; to require football clubs to set aside a proportion of transfer fees paid for the development of football facilities for local clubs and young people; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 30th November 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to restrict charges for using telecommunications to contact certain government advice services; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 21st February 2017
(Read Debate)

A bill to require HM Commissioners of Revenue and Customs to record income tax revenues where the payee self-certifies as holding a conscientious objection to public spending on defence purposes and report to Parliament thereon; to place a duty on HM Treasury to take account of the amount and proportion of such self-certified income tax income in preparing the supply estimates; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 19th July 2016

A Bill to amend section 48(4) of the Lee Valley Regional Park Act 1966 to remove the power of the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority to raise by way of levy on any local authority whose local authority area falls outside the area defined under section 2(2) of the Act; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 22nd February 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to amend Part 8 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 to make provision about maternity and paternity leave for parents of babies born prematurely; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 26th October 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision for the creation of mutual guarantee societies, for their membership by small and medium size businesses for the purpose of lending to and by such business and for their operation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 10th January 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to transfer the ownership of the Royal Bank of Scotland to its customers and employees; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 13th December 2016
(Read Debate)

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, sections 38 and 39 of the Immigration Act 2014 and Part 9 of the Health and Social Care Information Act 2012; 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 13th July 2016

A bill to make provision about mandatory local consultation in relation to changes in services proposed by NHS Trusts and healthcare commissioning authorities; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 25th October 2016
(Read Debate)

A bill to make provision for the central reporting and registration of agency staff employed by National Health Service trusts, facilities and services; to make provision for the central reporting and recording of absence from work of permanent NHS employees; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 18th October 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require the transfer of land and assets in Scotland currently in the ownership of Network Rail Limited to a body nominated by the Scottish Government; to transfer responsibilities for the management of the land and assets transferred and for the management and accountability for rail infrastructure in Scotland to the Scottish Government; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 15th March 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to amend Part 8 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 to make provision about leave for persons donating body organs for transplant; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 22nd November 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision for the governance and operation of parish councils in England; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 18th April 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to promote the establishment of an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace to support coexistence projects and civil society programmes; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 18th January 2017
(Read Debate)

To set a requirement on public institutions, public servants and officials and on those carryingout functions on their behalf to act in the public interest and with candour and frankness; todefine the public law duty on them to assist courts, official inquiries and investigations; toenable victims to enforce such duties; to create offences for the breach of certain duties; toprovide funding for victims and their relatives in certain proceedings before the courts and atofficial inquiries and investigations; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 29th March 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision for a national public holiday marking the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee in 2017 and to establish a framework to ensure that the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and Crown dependencies appropriately commemorate this occasion; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 7th March 2017

A bill to establish a Rail Ombudsman to scrutinise performance and complaints and represent the interests of passengers; to make provision for the Ombudsman to levy fines on train operating companies for late running and cancellation of trains and about the use of such fines; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 20th December 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require those on the electoral register to produce proof of identity at polling stations before voting; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 23rd November 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to regulate the termination of pregnancies by medical practitioners and to repeal certain criminal offences relating to such terminations; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Monday 13th March 2017
(Read Debate)

To make provision for the circumstances in which the sexual history of a victim of rape or attempted rape may be introduced at a trial; to prohibit in certain circumstances the disclosure by the police of a victim’s identity to an alleged perpetrator of a serious sexual crime; to extend the range of serious offences which may be referred to the Court of Appeal on the grounds of undue leniency of the sentence; to amend the requirements for ground rules hearings; to make provision for the issuing in certain circumstances of guidance on safeguarding to schools; to make provision for training about serious sexual offences; to place a duty on the Secretary of State to provide guidelines for the courts in dealing with cases of serious sexual offences; to require the Secretary of State to report annually on the operation of the Act; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 8th February 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require householders to notify local authorities of an intention to register accommodation for short or holiday lets; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 21st March 2017
(Read Debate)

A bill to remove the requirement for small co-operative societies to appoint lay auditors; to increase the threshold for co-operative societies to disapply the full audit requirement to the same level as PLCs; to require auditors to report contingent on a threshold of share capital instead of turnover or on a special resolution at a general meeting; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 8th November 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to increase the maximum sentences available to the court for stalking offences; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 12th October 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to amend Part 3 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to make noise caused by aircraft a statutory nuisance; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 29th November 2016
(Read Debate)
Introduced: 22nd March 2017

A Bill to make provision for the holding of a referendum in the United Kingdom and Gibraltar on the proposed terms for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 22nd March 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about the disclosure, consideration and approval of proposals for onshore electricity power stations of 50MW or less; to require the application of Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI) terms and conditions in certain circumstances; to require sector-specific collective national workforce agreements in other circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 25th January 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to require the Financial Conduct Authority to make rules restricting the cost of credit for unauthorised overdrafts on bank accounts in certain circumstances; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 25th April 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to establish a presumption against eligibility for parole in cases where a person, convicted of unlawfully killing another person, has not provided relevant knowledge in their possession for the purposes of facilitating the location and recovery of the remains of the victim; to create a separate offence of withholding such information; to make provision about the available sentences for such an offence; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 11th October 2016
(Read Debate)

A Bill to enable the Information Commissioner’s Office to take action against company directors for breaches of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 relating to unsolicited marketing communications made by a company; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Tuesday 13th September 2016

A bill to require the inclusion on vehicle fuel receipts of the amounts of each tax paid; to require all retail fuel pumps to display the amounts of taxes paid when dispensing fuel; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 1st February 2017
(Read Debate)

A Bill to make provision about the safeguarding of workers’ rights derived from European Union legislation after the withdrawal of the UK from the EU; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Wednesday 7th September 2016