Weekly Information Bulletin: 5th July 2008
Draft Bills under consideration
or published during 2007- 08 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.
Increasingly, it had become the practice in recent sessions for the House to 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. On occasions a draft bill may 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 2007/08 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/bills/draftbills.cfm. This page links to electronic copies of the draft bills and related publications including select committee reports on the draft bills.
|Apprenticeship Reform Bill
|Citizenship and Immigration Bill
|Constitutional Renewal Bill
|Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill (Joint Committee)
|Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Bill
|Heritage Protection Bill
|Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee)
|Marine Navigation and Port Safety Bill