Weekly Information Bulletin: 23rd July 2011

Draft Bills under consideration or published during 2010–12 Session

As part of the reforms to the legislative process initiated by the Modernisation Committee, the government now publishes a number of bills each session in draft form, before they are introduced into parliament as formal bills. This enables consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny before a bill is issued formally.

The House can refer these to a joint committee of the Commons and Lords appointed for the specific purpose of examining and reporting on a named draft bill. A draft bill may also be referred to one of the departmental select committees or a select committee appointed for that specific purpose.

Listed below are draft bills that are currently under consideration or that have been published during the 2010/12 Session of Parliament. Further information on draft bills, including those from previous sessions can be viewed on the Parliament website at: http://www.parliament.uk/business/bills-and-legislation/draft-bills/ This page links to electronic copies of the draft bills and related publications including select committee reports on the draft bills.


Date Published

Paper No and ISBN


Committee Reports

Government Response

Detention of Terrorist Suspects (Temporary Extension)


Cm 8018

010 1801829

Joint Committee

First report published

HC 893-I and II



Cm 8020

010 1802024

Joint Committee

Evidence published

HC 930-i etc.

Financial Services


Cm 8083

010 1808323

Joint Committee

House of Lords Reform


Cm 8077

010 1807722

Joint Committee


Groceries Code Adjudicator


Cm 8080

010 1808026

Select Committee: Business, Innovation and Skills

Evidence published

HC 1224-i etc.

Electoral Administration Provisions‡


Cm 8150

010 1815024

‡ These are draft provisions and not a draft bill. They are subject to pre-legislative scrutiny in the same way as a draft bill.

Prepared 22nd July 2011