Government Bills of the 2022-23 Session


40 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.
Introduced: 24th May 2023

A Bill to make provision for immigration restrictions to be disregarded for the purposes of the British Nationality Act 1981 in historical cases in which such restrictions were in practice disregarded.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 29th June 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 15th November 2022

A Bill to add His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal to the persons to whom royal functions may be delegated as Counsellors of State.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 6th December 2022 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 22nd September 2022

A Bill to make provision about economic crime and corporate transparency; to make further provision about companies, limited partnerships and other kinds of corporate entity; and to make provision about the registration of overseas entities.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 26th October 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 12th October 2022

A Bill to make provision about electronic trade documents; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 20th July 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 5th July 2022

A Bill to make provision for, and in connection with, imposing a charge on ring fence profits of companies.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 14th July 2022 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision about energy production and security and the regulation of the energy market, including provision about the licensing of carbon dioxide transport and storage; about commercial arrangements for carbon capture and storage and for hydrogen production and transportation; about new technology, including low-carbon heat schemes and hydrogen grid trials; about the Independent System Operator and Planner; about gas and electricity industry codes; about financial support for persons carrying on energy-intensive activities; about heat networks; about energy smart appliances and load control; about the energy performance of premises; about energy savings opportunity schemes; about the resilience of the core fuel sector; about offshore energy production, including environmental protection, licensing and decommissioning; about the civil nuclear sector, including the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and pensions; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 26th October 2023 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision for controlling energy prices; to encourage the efficient use and supply of energy; and for other purposes connected to the energy crisis.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th October 2022 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 21st March 2023

A Bill to make provision in connection with finance.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 11th July 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 22nd November 2022

A Bill to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the national debt and the public revenue, and to make further provision in connection with finance.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 10th January 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 20th July 2022

A Bill To make provision about the regulation of financial services and markets; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 29th June 2023 and was enacted into law.


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.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 23rd March 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 22nd September 2022

A Bill to make provision for and in connection with the repeal of the Health and Social Care Levy Act 2021.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th October 2022 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 25th May 2022

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

This Bill received Royal Assent on 6th December 2022 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 7th March 2023

A Bill to Make provision for and in connection with the removal from the United Kingdom of persons who have entered or arrived in breach of immigration control; to make provision about detention for immigration purposes; to make provision about unaccompanied children; to make provision about victims of slavery or human trafficking; to make provision about leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom; to make provision about citizenship; to make provision about the inadmissibility of certain protection and certain human rights claims relating to immigration; to make provision about the maximum number of persons entering the United Kingdom annually using safe and legal routes; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 20th July 2023 and was enacted into law.


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.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 26th October 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 1st February 2023

A Bill to make provision about the determination of the fee limit for higher education courses provided by registered English higher education providers subject to a fee limit condition; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 18th September 2023 and was enacted into law.

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.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 11th July 2023 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision about non-domestic rating.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 26th October 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 9th February 2023

A Bill to make provision to extend the period following the Northern Ireland Assembly election of 5 May 2022 during which Ministers may be appointed and after which the Secretary of State must propose a date for another election; to allow the Secretary of State to propose a date for another election before Ministers have been appointed; and to amend the procedure for making regulations defining permitted material for transplantation in Northern Ireland under section 3 of the Human Tissue Act 2004 in the period until the Presiding Officer and deputies of the Assembly are elected.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 28th February 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 21st November 2022

A Bill to make provision to extend the period following the Northern Ireland Assembly election of 5 May 2022 during which Ministers may be appointed and after which the Secretary of State must propose a date for another election; about the exercise of functions in the absence of Northern Ireland Ministers; to confer powers on the Secretary of State to determine salaries and other benefits for Members of the Assembly in respect of periods in which the Assembly is not functioning; and to confer powers on the Secretary of State to set the regional rate in Northern Ireland.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 6th December 2022 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 27th April 2023

A Bill to Extend the period during which departmental functions may be exercised in the absence of Ministers to cover the whole of the current period in which there is no Executive; to give the Secretary of State power, during that period, to commission advice and information for the purpose of developing options for raising more public revenue in Northern Ireland or otherwise improving the sustainability of public finances in Northern Ireland; and to require certain accounts and related documents to be laid before the House of Commons in periods in which the Northern Ireland Assembly is not functioning.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 24th May 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 29th June 2023

A Bill to authorise the use for the public service of certain resources for the year ending 31 March 2024 (including income); to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland of certain sums for the service of that year; to authorise the use of those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland to borrow on the credit of those sums; and to repeal a spent provision.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 18th September 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 12th January 2023

A Bill to authorise the use for the public service of certain resources for the years ending 31 March 2023 and 2024 (including, for the year ending 31 March 2023, income); to authorise the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland of certain sums for the service of those years; to authorise the use of those sums for specified purposes; to authorise the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland to borrow on the credit of those sums; and to repeal provisions superseded by this Act.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 8th February 2023 and was enacted into law.

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, and to provide for the validity of interim custody orders.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 18th September 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 11th May 2022

A Bill to make provision about procurement

This Bill received Royal Assent on 26th October 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 11th May 2022

A Bill to make provision for new offences relating to public order; to make provision about stop and search powers; to make provision about the exercise of police functions relating to public order; to make provision about proceedings by the Secretary of State relating to protest-related activities; to make provision about serious disruption prevention orders; and for connected purposes.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 2nd May 2023 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to revoke certain retained EU law; to make provision relating to the interpretation of retained EU law and to its relationship with other law; to make provision relating to powers to modify retained EU law; to enable the restatement, replacement or updating of certain retained EU law; to enable the updating of restatements and replacement provision; to abolish the business impact target; and for connected purposes

This Bill received Royal Assent on 29th June 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 6th July 2022

A Bill to make provision in relation to the remuneration of seafarers who do not qualify for the national minimum wage

This Bill received Royal Assent on 23rd March 2023 and was enacted into law.


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.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 20th July 2023 and was enacted into law.


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 28th June 2022 and was enacted into law.


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 23rd March 2023 and was enacted into law.


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

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th October 2022 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 24th October 2022

A Bill to reduce for a temporary period the amount of stamp duty land tax chargeable on the acquisition of residential property.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 8th February 2023 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision about minimum service levels in connection with the taking by trade unions of strike action relating to certain services.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 20th July 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 24th October 2022

A Bill to authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2023; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for that year.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th October 2022 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 8th March 2023

A Bill to Authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2022, 31 March 2023 and 31 March 2024; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for those years; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2022 and 31 March 2023.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 23rd March 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 6th July 2022

A Bill to authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2023; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2022

This Bill received Royal Assent on 14th July 2022 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 5th July 2023

A Bill to Authorise the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2024; to authorise both the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund and the application of income for that year; and to appropriate the supply authorised for that year by this Act and by the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2023.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 11th July 2023 and was enacted into law.


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.

This Bill received Royal Assent on 23rd March 2023 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 11th May 2022

A Bill to make provision about the UK Infrastructure Bank

This Bill received Royal Assent on 23rd March 2023 and was enacted into law.


1 Bill in Ping Pong

Ping Pong is the final stage of the Bill Process. Amendments made by the Second House are reconciled to the text originally produced by the First House.

The First House will vote on whether to accept, reject or offer their own amendments in lieu of the Second House Amendments, which are then sent back to the Second House.

In turn, the Second House can accept, reject, withdraw or offer their own amendments in lieu. Newly proposed amendments in lieu are then returned to the First House, where the cycle repeats.

The back and forward exchange inspires the name 'Ping Pong'. Ping Pong continues until either mutually agreeable final text is created or (extremely rarely) the Bill is abandoned.


A Bill to provide for the regulation of competition in digital markets; to amend the Competition Act 1998 and the Enterprise Act 2002 and to make other provision about competition law; to make provision relating to the protection of consumer rights and to confer further such rights; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords Completed
Awaiting Ping-Pong

Last Event - 3rd Reading
Tuesday 26th March 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Consideration Of Lords Amendments
Tuesday 30th April 2024

4 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.

Introduced: 29th March 2023

A Bill to make provision about victims of criminal conduct and others affected by criminal conduct; about the appointment and functions of advocates for victims of major incidents; about the release of prisoners; about the membership and functions of the Parole Board; to prohibit certain prisoners from forming a marriage or civil partnership; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 80%

Last Event - Report Stage
Tuesday 16th April 2024
Next Event - Report Stage
Tuesday 23rd April 2024

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 Completed
Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Monday 7th November 2022

A Bill to make provision to prevent public bodies from being influenced by political or moral disapproval of foreign states when taking certain economic decisions, subject to certain exceptions; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Wednesday 17th April 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Committee Stage
Tuesday 7th May 2024

A Bill to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to identified or identifiable living individuals; to make provision about services consisting of the use of information to ascertain and verify facts about individuals; to make provision about access to customer data and business data; to make provision about privacy and electronic communications; to make provision about services for the provision of electronic signatures, electronic seals and other trust services; to make provision about the disclosure of information to improve public service delivery; to make provision for the implementation of agreements on sharing information for law enforcement purposes; to make provision about the keeping and maintenance of registers of births and deaths; to make provision about information standards for health and social care; to establish the Information Commission; to make provision about oversight of biometric data; and for connected purposes.

Commons Completed
Lords - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Monday 22nd April 2024
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Committee Stage
Wednesday 24th April 2024

2 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.


A Bill to make provision changing the law about rented homes, including provision abolishing fixed term assured tenancies and assured shorthold tenancies; imposing obligations on landlords and others in relation to rented homes and temporary and supported accommodation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - Committee Stage
Tuesday 28th November 2023
(Read Debate)
Next Event - Report Stage
Wednesday 24th April 2024
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 - 80%

Last Event - Report Stage
Monday 18th July 2022

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.

Introduced: 17th November 2022

A Bill to 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; for the registration of certain arrangements with, and activities of, specified persons and foreign principals; 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.

Lords - 40%

Last Event - None
Next Event - 1st Reading
Thursday 17th November 2022

A Bill to make provision for expenditure by the Secretary of State and the removal of restrictions in respect of certain land for or in connection with the construction of a Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

Commons - 60%

Last Event - 2nd Reading
Wednesday 8th November 2023

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.

Introduced: 22nd June 2022

A Bill to reform the law relating to human rights.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Wednesday 22nd June 2022

A Bill to make provision for the regulation of the processing of information relating to identified or identifiable living individuals; to make provision about services consisting of the use of information to ascertain and verify facts about individuals; to make provision about access to customer data and business data; to make provision about privacy and electronic communications; to make provision about services for the provision of electronic signatures, electronic seals and other trust services; to make provision about the disclosure of information to improve public service delivery; to make provision for the implementation of agreements on sharing information for law enforcement purposes; to make provision about the keeping and maintenance of registers of births and deaths; to make provision about information standards for health and social care; to establish the Information Commission; to make provision about oversight of biometric data; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Monday 18th July 2022
Introduced: 20th October 2022

To make provision about minimum service levels in connection with the taking by trade unions of strike action relating to transport services.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st Reading
Thursday 20th October 2022