Bill to an Act


The process of statute creation begins with the first reading where the promotor introduces it to the House of Commons in which the title is read out and a copy is distributed to all MPs present. A date is then set for the second reading, giving MPs time to read the Bill and form opinions on its contents.

When it comes to the second reading, MPs with an interest in the Bill meet in the Commons to debate it. This then is followed by speeches from other MPs either supporting or opposing the Bill. The promotor may agree to make amendments and at the end, a vote takes place. If the support at this stage is low, it is likely that the Bill will be rejected, and therefore…


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