Private Members' Bills

Private Members' Bills are Public Bills introduced by MPs and Lords who are not government ministers. As with other Public Bills their purpose is to change the law as it applies to the general population. A minority of Private Members' Bills become law but, by creating publicity around an issue, they may affect legislation indirectly.


Further information on this subject can be found from the following links.

About Parliament: Private Members' Bills

Related glossary term: Ballot bills

Related glossary term: Presentation bills

Related glossary term: Ten Minute Rule Bill

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