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Private Members' Bills: Timetabling of Bills

Leader of the House written question – answered on 24th October 2019.

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Photo of David Linden David Linden SNP Whip

To ask the Leader of the House, if he will make it his policy to bring forward proposals on timetabling for Private Members' Bills.

Photo of Jacob Rees-Mogg Jacob Rees-Mogg Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

Private Members’ Bills (PMBs) provide a valuable opportunity for members to promote legislation on the causes they support. The Government has a good record of supporting PMBs and last session the highest number of PMBs received Royal Assent since 2003. The Government has no plans to bring forward proposals on timetabling for PMBs.

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