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Private Members' Bills

Any MP who isn’t a minister can introduce a Private Member’s Bill. They can be about any topic, but the main purpose can’t be to create a new tax or increase Government spending. There are three ways to introduce your bill:

To introduce a bill, you need to give it a short title (a name) and a long title (a description of what it does). You don’t need any other text to introduce a bill, but you must have a text by second reading, if there is one. The Public Bill Office handles applications for Private Members’ Bills and can help you with the process.

You can have up to 11 supporters of your bill, but you don’t have to. You should give the names of your supporters to the Public Bill Office before you introduce the bill. After the bill has been introduced, names can’t be changed or removed.

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Clerk of Private Members' Bills