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Fixed Term Parliaments Bill 2006-07

Private Members' Bill - Introduced by David Howarth

Progress of Bill including links to debates

Key to abbreviations 
C C C C C L L L L L    
1R 2R Comm Rep 3R 1R 2R Comm Rep 3R PP RA

Related Business Papers

10 Oct 07 Bill 157 06-07PDF Bill as Introduced - pdf version
10 Oct 07 Bill 157 06-07 Bill as Introduced - html version

About the Bill

Fix the date of the next general election and all subsequent general elections; to forbid the dissolution of Parliament otherwise than in accordance with this Act; to allow the House of Commons to change the day of the week on which a general election is held; 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

About Bill Stages

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.

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