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Ballot Bills in United Kingdom

Ballot Bills Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament

Ballot Bills are a type of Private Members’ Bill used only in the House of Commons.

At the start of each new parliamentary year, all backbench Members of the Parliament are invited to enter a ballot. The few Members of the Parliament who are lucky in the draw may each bring in a Bill of their choosing, known as a Ballot Bill. Ballot Bills take priority over other Private Members’ Bills when time is allocated for debates and so have a better chance of becoming law.


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  • Backbench (backbenchers)

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  • Article Name: Ballot Bills
  • Author: David Jane
  • Description: Ballot Bills Meaning, as used in the UK Parliament Ballot Bills are a type of Private Members' Bill used only in the [...]

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