Private Members’ Bills go through the same stages as Government bills: formal first reading, a second reading debate, committee stage, report stage (also known as consideration) and third reading. The bill then goes to the Lords, and goes through the same process there. If the Lords make amendments, the bill will come back to the Commons so that MPs can consider those amendments. When both Houses are agreed, the bill receives Royal Assent and becomes law.
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