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Weekly Information Bulletin: 13th March 2010

Draft Bills under consideration
or published during 2009-10 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 2009/10 Session of Parliament. Further information on draft bills, including those from previous sessions can be viewed on the Parliament website at: 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 Committee Reports
Government Response

Animal Health
25.1.2010 Cm 7784
010 1778428
Antarctic Bill
11.11.2009 Cm 7635
010 1763523
Civil Law Reform 15.12.2009 Cm 7773
Immigration 12.11.2009 Cm 7666
010 1766623
International Development Spending
18.1.2010 Cm 7792
010 1779227
Terrorist Asset-Freezing Bill
5.2.2010 Cm 7806

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