Monday 15 January 2018

Space Industry Bill [Lords] – 2nd reading
Passed
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Outlines the legal framework for a space port in the UK. It covers areas including the licences required, training and fitness of astronauts, safety and security procedures and how criminal law applies to people on board a spacecraft. The bill started in the House of Lords, so it’s much further along in the process than one that started in the Commons.
Read the complete bill here

Tuesday 16 January 2018

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – report stage and 3rd reading (Day 1)
Passed
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
This is the government’s flagship Brexit legislation, which would repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and explains how EU law will be imported into domestic law. It also covers devolution issues and financial matters. This is day one of a two-day debate.
Read the complete bill here

Wednesday 17 January 2018

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – report stage and 3rd reading (Day 2)
Passed
Day two of the Brexit bill outlined above.
Read the complete bill here

Thursday 18 January 2018

No bills were debated

Friday 19 January 2018

Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill – 2nd reading
Passed
Applies to: England, Wales
Requires all residential rented properties in England to be “fit for human habitation” at the start of the tenancy and afterwards.
Read the complete bill here

Stalking Protection Bill – 2nd reading
Passed
Applies to: England, Wales
Protects people from risks associated with stalking.
Read the complete bill here

School Holidays (Meals and Activities) Bill – 2nd reading
Not presented due to time constraints
Applies to: England, Wales
Requires local authorities to provide free meals and activities for children in deprived areas during the school holidays.
Read the complete bill here

Carbon Monoxide (Detection and Safety) Bill – 2nd reading
Not presented due to time constraints
Applies to: England, Wales
Requires fire and rescue authorities to promote carbon monoxide safety in their area. Requires the Government to make audible carbon monoxide alarms mandatory in newly built and rented properties that contain a gas, liquid or solid fuel burning appliance. Requires owners of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) to do the same, but in any room containing those appliances.
Read the complete bill here

Fetal Dopplers (Regulation) Bill – 2nd reading
Not presented due to time constraints
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Regulates the sale and use of fetal dopplers, a handheld ultrasound device for detecting the heartbeat of an unborn fetus.
Read the complete bill here

Workers (Definition and Rights) Bill – 2nd reading
Not presented due to time constraints
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Amends the definition of a “worker” in previous legislation and introduces new laws about workers’ rights.
Read the complete bill here

Automatic Electoral Registration (No. 2) Bill – 2nd reading
Not presented due to time constraints
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Requires the Government to ensure the “accuracy, completeness and utility” of electoral registers, and introduces new laws about the sharing of data for electoral registration purposes.
Read the complete bill here

Terms of Withdrawal from EU (Referendum) Bill – 2nd reading
Not presented due to time constraints
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Requires the Government to present its Brexit deal to Parliament before 29 September 2018, and put the final deal to a binding referendum, with the alternative being to remain in the EU.
Read the complete bill here

Clean Air Bill – 2nd reading
Not presented due to time constraints
Requires the Government to set and enforce air quality targets, and reduce air pollution using (among other things) clean air zones. Also introduces new laws about vehicle emission testing and restricts the sale of vehicles with certain engine types.
The bill hasn’t been published yet

Tyres (Buses and Coaches) Bill – 2nd reading
Not presented due to time constraints
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland
Introduces limits on the age of tyre and bus coaches.
Read the complete bill here

Voter Registration (No. 2) Bill – 2nd reading
Not presented due to time constraints
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Bans people from being registered to vote in Parliamentary elections at more than one address.
Read the complete bill here

Planning (Agent of Change) Bill – 2nd reading
Not presented due to time constraints
Protects music venues from closure or financial pressures arising from new residential developments, especially over questions of noise. Has support from the likes of Sir Paul McCartney.
The bill hasn’t been published yet