Monday 29 January

Armed Forces (Flexible Working) Bill – report stage and 3rd reading
Passed
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, the British overseas territories (except Gibraltar)
Allows members of the armed forces to work part time and within a certain geographic area. Started in the Lords, so if it passes this stage it only needs the Lords to approve any amendments before it can become law.
Read the draft bill here


Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill – report stage and 3rd reading
Passed
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Aims to improve infrastructure for electric vehicles. Among other things, it would set minimum standards for charging points, making sure they are installed at all motorway service stations and large petrol stations, and require information about their whereabouts to be widely available.
Read the draft bill here

Tuesday 30 January

High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Bill – 2nd reading
Passed
Applies to: England
Approves the second phase of HS2, a high-speed rail network running from London to Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield and Leeds. The second phase is the line between Fradley in the West Midlands and Crewe. (Construction on the first phase, from London to the West Midlands, started last year.)
Read the draft bill here

Wednesday 31 January

No bills were debated

Thursday 1 February

No bills were debated

Friday 2 February

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration Etc.) Bill – 2nd reading
Passed
Applies to: England and Wales
This bill would do three things: allow heterosexual couples to enter into civil partnerships, create a proper registration system for stillborn babies and allow coroners to investigate the deaths, and allow a mother’s details to be included on marriage certificates.
Read the draft bill here

Parking (Code of Practice) Bill – 2nd reading
Passed
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland
Creates a code of practice for operators of private car parks including guidance about handling appeals against fines.
Read the draft bill here

Licensing of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles (Safeguarding and Road Safety) Bill – 2nd reading
Passed
Applies: England, Wales
Requires the authorities that license taxis and private hire vehicles in England to share information with each other to prevent unsuitable people being licensed.
Read the draft bill here

Healthcare (Local Accountability) Bill – 2nd reading
Postponed due to time constraints
Concerns the accountability of clinical commissioning groups (groups of GPs and other healthcare professionals that organise the delivery of NHS services in England), among other things.
 Draft bill not yet published

Local Roads (Investment) Bill – 2nd reading
Postponed due to time constraints
Concerns funding for the maintenance and repair of roads by local authorities.
 Draft bill not yet published

Live Animal Exports (Prohibition) Bill – 2nd reading
Postponed due to time constraints
Applies: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Bans the export of farm animals for slaughter or fattening.
Read the draft bill here

Leasehold Reform Bill – 2nd reading
Postponed due to time constraints
Aims to make it easier and cheaper for leaseholders to buy the freehold of their property. Also establishes a new compensation scheme for those who have been misled into leasehold agreements and changes the rules around who pays legal costs in Property Tribunal cases.
Draft bill not yet published

Food Insecurity Bill – 2nd reading
Postponed due to time constraints
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Requires the government to monitor and report on food poverty.
Read the draft bill here

Voter Registration (No. 2) Bill – 2nd reading
Postponed due to time constraints
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Bans people from being registered to vote at more than one address.
Read the draft bill here

Terms of Withdrawal from EU (Referendum) Bill – 2nd reading
Postponed due to time constraints
Applies to: England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland
Requires the government to put the final Brexit deal to a binding referendum, with the alternative being to remain in the EU.
Read the draft bill here

Clean Air Bill – 2nd reading
Postponed due to time constraints
Requires the government to set and enforce air quality targets, and reduce air pollution using clean air zones (among other methods). Also introduces new laws about vehicle emission testing and restricts the sale of vehicles with certain engine types.
Draft bill not yet published