Ten Minute Rule Bills of the 2019-2021 Parliament

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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34 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 abolish business rates; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 12th January 2021
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to make certain offences, including malicious wounding, grievous or actual bodily harm and common assault, aggravated when perpetrated against a retail worker in the course of their employment; to make provision about the sentencing of persons convicted of such aggravated offences; and for connected purposes

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Monday 16th March 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require the installation of automated external defibrillators in public buildings, sporting facilities, schools, higher education and other education and skills facilities, and facilities that provide care to vulnerable people; and to make associated provision about training and signage.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 2nd December 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to impose certain duties upon Her Majesty’s Government to ensure the accuracy, completeness and utility of electoral registers; to make provision for the sharing of data for the purposes of electoral registration; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 16th June 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require the BBC to publish specified information including all invoices over £500, expenditure by region, details of staff remuneration and exit payments, payments to personal service companies and other contractors, and the outside earnings of staff; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 8th December 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to establish an accreditation scheme for businesses that meet standards regarding the treatment of workers, the payment of taxes and environmental practices; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 30th September 2020
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require companies to prepare an annual statement on carbon in their supply chains; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Friday 16th October 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to amend the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 to increase the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving to life imprisonment; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 21st July 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to restrict demonstrations in the vicinity of abortion clinics; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 24th June 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require advertisers, broadcasters and publishers to display a logo in cases where an image of a human body or body part has been digitally altered in its proportions; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 15th September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to review the Disabled Facilities Grants system; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 14th July 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to report on the merits of a scheme for the United Kingdom to pay to train two doctors or nurses in developing countries for each doctor or nurse recruited to the National Health Service from those countries.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 17th November 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to establish rights to keep dogs and other animals in domestic accommodation; to make provision about the protection of the welfare of dogs and other domestic animals; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 14th October 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to amend the Road Traffic Act 1988 to provide that dangerous and careless, or inconsiderate, driving offences may be committed in places other than roads and other public places; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 25th November 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to prohibit employers dismissing employees and subsequently re-employing them for the purpose of diminishing the terms and conditions of employment; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 4th November 2020
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to make provision for a right for employees to obtain information relating to the pay of a comparator; to reform remedies and time limits relating to equal pay; to provide a right to equal pay where a single source can rectify unequal pay; to amend the statutory statement of particulars to include equal pay; to provide for requirements on certain employers to publish information about the differences in pay between male and female employees and between employees of different ethnic origins; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 20th October 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to place requirements on the Government relating to the Sino-British Joint Declaration 1984 and human rights in Hong Kong; to make provision about immigration for Hong Kong residents including granting rights to live in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 25th February 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to grant indefinite leave to remain to health and social care staff; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 1st September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to establish a system of licensing for drivers of jet skis; to create the offence of driving a jet ski without a licence; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 10th November 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to enable electricity generators to become local electricity suppliers; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 10th June 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to amend section 13 of the Courts Act 2003 to change the retirement age for magistrates from 70 to 75; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 7th July 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to provide for the regulation of the carrying of passengers in Greater London by pedal cycles and power-assisted pedal cycles for hire or reward; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 9th June 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to make provision regarding pets with microchips; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 23rd September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to make provision for increased fines for failures to comply with a notice under section 215 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 22nd September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to establish a public advocate to provide advice to, and act as data controller for, representatives of the deceased after major incidents.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 22nd April 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to enable the recall of Members of the House of Commons who voluntarily change their political party affiliation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 2nd September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require the Leader of the House of Commons to move a Motion asserting the equal right of all Members of the House of Commons to participate in proceedings and establishing mechanisms for MPs unable to attend Westminster to vote remotely and to participate remotely in proceedings, including debates and general committees.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 16th September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require public authorities to exercise their statutory powers to investigate and take enforcement action for breaches of the law; to make provision for sanctions for failing to take such action; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 3rd March 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to criminalise paying for sex; to decriminalise selling sex; to create offences relating to enabling or profiting from another person's sexual exploitation; to make associated provision about sexual exploitation online; to make provision for support services for victims of sexual exploitation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 9th December 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require developers to disclose for planning purposes an intention to use a building for supported housing or other accommodation that is specified for the purposes of Universal Credit and Housing Benefit; to establish a suitability test for accommodation proposed for such use; to make provision about the fitness of persons to be landlords or managers of supported or other specified accommodation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 18th November 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to regulate supported housing; to make provision about local authority oversight and the enforcement of standards of accommodation and support in supported housing; to prohibit the placing of children in care in unregulated accommodation; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 11th November 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to prohibit virginity testing procedures; to make associated provision about education; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 15th December 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to make provision about terminally ill people in the welfare system.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 22nd July 2020
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to make provision for requiring public bodies to act in pursuit of the United Kingdom’s environmental, social, economic and cultural wellbeing by meeting wellbeing objectives, publishing future generations impact assessments, accounting for preventative spending, and through public services contracts; to establish a Commissioner for Future Generations for the United Kingdom; to establish a Joint Parliamentary Committee on Future Generations; to require companies to consider the impact of their activities on the United Kingdom’s wellbeing; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 40%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 24th March 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

31 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 require the Leader of the House of Commons to move a Motion asserting the equal right of all Members of the House of Commons to participate in proceedings and establishing mechanisms for MPs unable to attend Westminster to vote remotely and to participate remotely in proceedings, including debates and general committees.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 16th September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Friday 23rd October 2020

A Bill to make provision for improving air quality.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 3rd February 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to make provision for the effect of an apology in certain legal proceedings.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 1st December 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 13
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to make provision about enabling arms exports oversight by the United Kingdom Parliament and the devolved Parliaments and Assemblies; to prohibit the use of lethal autonomous weapons; to make requirements about transparency in arms exports and the use of drones and other remote weapons; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 16th December 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 16
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to make provision for court orders to prohibit disruptive passengers from flying.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 10th March 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 1
(Certain to be Debated)

A Bill to make provision about children’s access to medical treatment; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 18th March 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 18
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to establish minimum standards regarding searches and assessments of risk for solicitors and licensed conveyancers acting on behalf of purchasers of residential properties; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 7th October 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 17
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to require the Government to undertake an assessment of any gaps in financial support provided to individuals, businesses and industries over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic; to require the Government to report to Parliament on steps it intends to take in connection with any such gaps; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 13th January 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to create the offence of desecrating a war memorial; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 23rd June 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 20
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to prohibit the operation and advertising of essay mill services; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 10th February 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require food manufacturers to label products to indicate the environmental sustainability of their origins; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 3rd November 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 14
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to establish an independent football regulator in England; to make provision for that regulator to license football clubs, distribute funds within football, review English Football League club finances, and reform the governance of the Football Association; to require the regulator to take steps in connection with football supporters’ groups; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 26th January 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to place a duty on universities to promote freedom of speech; to make provision for fining universities that do not comply with that duty; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 19th January 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to regulate the renting of high performance road vehicles; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 24th February 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to amend the law relating to the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation; to increase penalties for the contravention of such licences; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 9th September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 19
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to extend the universal service obligation for internet providers to include mobile internet access; to make requirements regarding internet access for children eligible for free school meals; to require the Secretary of State to report to Parliament on progress in reducing digital inequalities; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 20th January 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require the Government to undertake a review of the adequacy of local welfare assistance schemes provided by local authorities.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 2nd February 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to revoke parental or judicial consent which permits the marriage or civil partnership of a child and to criminalise child marriage or civil partnership under the age of 18; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 6th October 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require a Minister to make an oral statement to Parliament if a contract is awarded under emergency statutory powers to a person in whom, or a company in which, a Minister has a personal, political or financial interest.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 20th January 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to establish a system of reserve National Health Service staff; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 24th November 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 15
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to require residential developers to meet minimum standards of provision for insulation, broadband connectivity and electric car charging points in new homes; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 30th June 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 7
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to prohibit redundancy during pregnancy and maternity leave and for six months after the end of the pregnancy or leave, except in specified circumstances; and for connected purposes

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 8th July 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 11
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to declare problem drug use a public health emergency; to require the Secretary of State to review the effects of welfare sanctions on people who use drugs; to make the Department for Health and Social Care the lead department for drugs policy; to require the Secretary of State to respond publicly to recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs; to amend the classification of drugs in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971; to make provision for safe drug consumption facilities; to decriminalise the possession of small quantities of drugs for personal use; to make provision about the stigmatisation of problem drug use; to amend the Equality Act 2010 to recognise drug dependence as a health condition; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 29th September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 13
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to require schools to provide breakfast club facilities; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 13th October 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 11
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to amend the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to make sports coach a position of trust for the purposes of child sex offences; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 17th June 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 12
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to require building developers to ensure that the streets of major new developments are lined with trees; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 15th July 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to make vehicle registration offences under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 attract driving record penalty points; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 21st October 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 15
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to make provision about the duties and responsibilities of the Victims’ Commissioner and about the Victims’ Code; to make provision about the rights of victims of persistent anti-social behaviour; to require local police forces to prepare victims’ services plans and take steps in connection with victim representative bodies; to establish a duty to report suspected child exploitation by those working in regulated activities; to establish a right of appeal by victims against a decision to cease a criminal investigation; to make provision for reviews of open or reopened homicide cases; to make provision about court procedures relating to vulnerable victims and witnesses; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 9th February 2021
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA

A Bill to require retailers to register white goods at the point of sale to facilitate product recall; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 8th September 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 2
(Likely to be Debated)

A Bill to amend the definition of worker; to make provision about workers’ rights; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Wednesday 26th February 2020
(Read Debate)
Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA
Order Paper number: 16
(Unlikely to be Debated - would require unanimous consent to progress)

A Bill to provide that persons charged with a criminal offence having been aged under 18 at the time of the alleged offence are subject to the jurisdiction of the youth court and to youth sentencing provisions; and for connected purposes.

Commons - 20%

Last Event - 1st reading: House of Commons
Tuesday 23rd February 2021
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Next Event - 2nd reading: House of Commons
Date TBA