Create offences in relation to the publication of false or misleading statements
by elected representatives; and for connected purposes.
About Private Members' Bills
Private Members' Bills are Public Bills introduced by MPs and Lords who aren't government ministers. As with other Public Bills their purpose is to change the law as it applies to the general population
The procedure for passing the different types of Bills is broadly similar in both Houses. At a very simple level, a Bill must pass through several stages - in both Houses - to become an Act. Find out more about the passage of a bill.