HC Deb 26 January 1987 vol 109 cc106-23W
Mr. Hargreaves

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will publish in the Official Report a consolidated list of private Members' Bills which received extra parliamentary time from the Government, the dates such time was given, the sponsors of each Bill and what stages received such time; and whether the Bill received the Royal Assent for each session since 1956.

Mr. Biffen

The information requested is given in the table:

Session Bill Stages Date Sponsors Royal Assent received
Public Service Vehicles (Travel Concessions) Report 26 April 1955 Mr. Short, Mr. David Jones, Yes
Third Reading 26 April 1955 Mr. Popplewell, Mr. Blenkinsop, Mr. Wheeldon, Mr. Ernest Davies, Mr. Willey, Mr. Lee, Mr. Mitchison, Mr. Champion, Mr. Callaghan, Mr. Gibson
1955–56 Death Penalty (Abolition) Second Reading 12 March 1956 Mr. Sydney Silverman, Mr. Ede, No
Committee 25 April 1956 Mr. Clement Davies, Mr. Bevan, Mr. Hyde,
16 May 1956 Mr. Paton, Mr. Daines, Dr. Stross,
Report 28 June 1956 Mr. Wedgewood Benn, Mr. Paget,
Third Reading 28 June 1956 Sir Beverly Baxter, Mr. Wade
Hotel Proprietors Lords Amendments 18 July 1956 Mr. O'Neill, Sir Charles Taylor,Mr. Eden, Mr. Renton, Sir Peter Macdonald Yes
Marriage (Scotland) Lords Amendments 30 July 1956 Mr. Bence, Mr. Grimond, Mr. John MacLeod, Mr. Malcolm Macmillan, Mrs. Mann, Mr. Timmons, Lady Tweedsmuir Yes
Sanitary Inspectors (Change of Designation) Report 18 July 1956 Sir Wavell Wakefield, Mr. Albu, Yes
Third Reading 18 July 1956 Dr. Bennett, Mr. Beswick, Wing Commander Grant-Ferris, Mr. Ian Harvey, Mr. Philips Price, Dame Irene Ward, Mr. William Wells
1956–57 Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Special Provisions) Lords Amendments 26 July 1957 Mr. Dudley Williams, Sir Harold Roper,Mr. du Cann, Mr. Robinson, Miss Vickers, Mr. Lucas, Sir Beverley Baxter, Viscount Hinchingbrooke, Mr. Beswick, Commander Maitland Yes
1957–58 Divorce (Insanity and Desertion) Lords Amendments 18 July 1958 Mr. Deedes, Mrs. White, Mr. John Rodgers, Mr. Kaberry, Mr. John Peyton, Mr. Reader Harris, Mr. Blenkinsop, Mr. Michael Stewart, Mr. Robinson Yes
Licensing of Bulls and Boars (Lords) Second Reading 18 July 1958 Sir Archer Baldwin No
Merchant Shipping (Liability of Ship Owners and others) Lords Amendments 23 July 1958 Mr. Forrest, Sir David Campbell, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Chichester-Clark, Mr. Cunningham, Mr. Currie, Mr. Godman Irvine, Mrs. McLaughlin, Captain Orr, Mr. Sumner. Mr. O'Neill Yes
Variation of Trusts Lords Amendments 18 July 1958 Mr. Crowder, Sir Lionel Heald, Major Hicks-Beach, Mr. Gower, Mr. Hay, Mr. Elwyn Jones, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Black, Sir William Anstruther-Gray, Mr. Doughty, Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth Yes
1958–59 Fatal Accidents Lords Amendments 22 July 1959 Mr. Robert Cooke, Sir Lionel Heald, Mr. Deedes, Mr. Holt, Mrs. Emmet, Mr. John Hobson, Mr. MacDermot, Mr. Bingham, Mr. Madden, Mr. Hutchison, Mr. Body, Mr. Elwyn Jones Yes
Landlord and Tenant (Furniture and Fittings) Lords Amendments 22 July 1959 Mr. Mawby, Mr. Page, Mr. Gurden, Mr. Maurice Macmillan, Mr. Farey—Jones, Mr. Freeth, Mr. Henry Price Yes
Legitimacy Lords Amendments 28 July 1959 Mr. Parker, Sir Robert Cary, Mr. Issacs, Miss Vickers, Dr. Stross, Mr. Shepherd, Mr. de Freitas, Mr. Royle Yes
Obscene Publications Lords Amendments 22 July 1959 Mr. Roy Jenkins, Viscount Lambton, Mr. Ede, Mr. Maurice Macmillan, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Hugh Fraser, Sir Leslie Plummer Yes
1959–60 Adoption Committee 1 July 1960 Mr. Parker Yes
Report 1 July 1960
Third Reading 1 July 1986
Clean Rivers (Estuaries and Tidal Waters) Lords Amendments 21 July 1960 Mr. Ramsden, Mr. Ede, Sir Lionel Heald, Mr. Ronald Bell, Mr. Deedes, Mr. Green, Mr. Greenwood, Mr. Jeger, Mr. Mellish, Mr. Morrison, Dame Irene Ward, Mr. Willey Yes
Noise Abatement Lords Amendments 25 October 1960 Mr. Speir, Mr. Ronald Bell, Mr. Ede, Mr. Eden, Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett, Mr. Reader Harris, Dame Irene Ward, Mrs. White, Mr. Houghton, Mr. Hirst, Wing Commander Bullus, Mr. Cledwyn Hughes Yes
Offices Lords Amendments 8 July 1960 Mr. Marsh, Mr. Redhead, Mr. Mulley, Dr. Summerskill, Mr. Wade, Mr. Creech Jones, Mrs. Castle, Mr. Victor Yates, Mr. Charles Pannell, Mr. Darling, Mr. Frederick Lee, Mr. Padley Yes

Session Bill Stages Date Sponsors Royal Assent received
Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Lords Amendments 25 October 1960 Mrs. Thatcher, Sir Lionel Heald, Sir Robert Grimston, Mr. Corfield, Mr. Bishop, Mr. Kirk, Wing Commander Grant-Ferris, Mr. Robson, Mr. Gurden, Sir Peter Agnew Yes
Road Traffic (Driving of Motor Cycles) Lords Amendments 25 October 1960 Vice-Admiral Huges-Hallett, Mr. Gresham Cooke, Mr. Deedes, Mr. Arthur Lewis, Mr. Charles Pannell, Mr. Geoffrey Wilson, Mr. Russell, Mr. Frederick Harris, Mr. Prentice, Mr. Victor Yates, Mr. Norman Pannell Yes
1960–61 Credit-Sale Agreements (Scotland) Report 4 July 1961 Sir James Henderson-Stewart, Yes
Third Reading 4 July 1961 Sir James Duncan, Mr. John MacLeod, Mr. Hutchison, Mr. Stodart, Commander Donaldson
Highways (Miscellaneous Provisions) Lords Amendments 24 July 1961 Mr. Aitken, Mr. Bell, Mrs. Emmet, Mr. Hobson, Mr. Gooch, Dr. King, Mr. McLaren, Lt. Cmdr. Maydon, Mr. Kimball, Mr. Foster, Mr. Woodnut Yes
Police Federation Lords Amendments 24 July 1961 Mr. Thomas Jones, Lord Balniel, Mr. Gallaghan, Mr. Dingle Foot, Lady Megan Lloyd George, Mr. Cledwyn Hughes, Mr. Idwal Jones, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Goronwy Roberts, Mr. George Thomas, Sir Lynn Ungoed-Thomas, Mr. Walkins Yes
Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Lords Amendments 24 July 1961 Mr. Temple, Colonel Beamish, Mr. Corfield, Mr. de Ferranti, Mr. Gurden, Sir Lionel Heald, Mr. Jack Jones, Sir Hugh Lucas-Tooth, Lt. Cmdr. Maydon, Mr. Goronwy Roberts, Mr. Short, Dame Irene Ward Yes
1961–62 Local Government (Records) Lords Amendments 26 July 1962 Mr. Ridley, Dr. Stross, Mr. Aitken, Sir Hamilton Kerr, Mr. Snow, Mr. Temple, Mr. Bell, Mr. Channon, Mr. Dugdale Mr. Fletcher, Sir Richard Nugent Yes
Lotteries and Gaming Lords Amendments 26 July 1962 Mr. Bidgood, Sir Harmar Nicholls, Cmdr. Donaldson, Mr. Farey-Jones, Mr. Dennis Howel, Mr. Lagden, Mr. Lipton, Mr. McAdden, Mr. Norman Pannell, Mr. Albert Roberts, Sir Eric Errington, Mr. Eric Johnson Yes
1962–63 Animal Boarding Establishment Lords Amendments 26 July 1963 Mr. Frederick Bennett, Sir Roland Robinson, Wg. Cmdr. Bullus, Mr. Hayman, Mr. Russell, Mr. Skeffington, Mrs. Emmet, Mr. David Griffith, Lady Gammands, Mr. Beaney, Mr. William Clark, Mr. Hooson Yes
Dog Racing (Betting Days) Lords Amendments 26 July 1963 Mr. Rees-Davies, Miss Bacon, Mr. Lagden, Mr. Mellish, Brigadier Clarke Yes
Limitation Lords Amendments 26 July 1963 Mr. Buck, Sir Lionel Heald, Mr. Arthur Irvine, Mr. Finch, Mr. Charles Royle, Mr. Walder, Mr. van Straubenzee, Mr. Taverne, Mr. Hooson, Mr. Brewis Yes
Local Government (Financial Provisions) Lords Amendments 29 July 1963 Mr. Speir, Wg Comdr Bullus, Sir Gerald Wills, Mr. Stephen Davies, Sir Herbert Butcher, Mr. Mellish Mr. Digby, Mr. Temple, Mr. Ainsley Mr. Slater, Mr. Probert Yes
Matrimonial Clauses Lords Amendments 26 July 1963 Mr. Abse, Miss Vickers, Mr. Hooson, Mr. Weitzman, Mr. Llywelyn Williams, Mr. Morris, Mr. Foster, Mr. Parker, Mr. Ridley, Mr, Michael Foot, Mr. Taverne Yes
Performers (Protection) (Lords) Third Reading 26 July 1963 Mr. Ronald Bell Yes
Wills Lords Amendments 29 July 1963 Mr. Hutchison, Mr. John Henderson, Mr. Hendry, Mr. Oswald, Mr. Wolrige-Gordon, Mr. Woodburn, Mr. Brewis Yes
1963–64 Betting Gaming and Lotteries Lords Amendments 24 July 1964 Lord John Hope, Mr. Buck Sir Lionel Heald Yes

Session Bill Stages Date Sponsors Royal Assent received
Divorce (Scotland) (Lords) Report 21 July 1964 Mr. Forbes Hendry Yes
Third Reading 21 July 1964
Episcopal Church (Scotland) Second Reading 18 February 1964 Sir John Arhuthnot Yes
Committee 26 February 1964
Third Reading 26 February 1964
Hairdressers Registration Lords Amendments 27 July 1964 Mr. Partridge, Mr. Barter, Lady Gammans, Yes
Mrs. Hill, Dame Patricia Hornsby-Smith.
Sir Barnett Janner
Local Government(Pecuniary Interests) Lords Amendments 24 July 1964 Sir Hubert Ashton, Mr. Arhuthnot, Yes
Mr. Bourne-Arton, Mr. Lagden,
Sir Richard Nugent,
Sir Hendrie Oakshott, Mr. Pargiter,
Mr. Parkin, Sir Kenneth Pickthorn,
Mr. Temple. Mr. Skeffington
New Forest (Lords) Second Reading 7 May 1964 Colonel Sir Oliver Crosthwaite-Eyre Yes
Committee 20 July 1964
Third Reading 20 July 1964
Scrap Metal Dealers Lords Amendments 20 July 1964 Sir Donald Kaberry, Mr. Gresham Cooke, Yes
Mr. Tiley, Dame Edith Pitt, Mr. Wall,
Mr. Biggs-Davison. Mr. Steward,
Mr. John Howard, Mr. Frederick Bennett,
Mr. Hollingworth, Mr. Farey-Jones,
Mr. Proudfoot
Riding Establishments Lords Amendments 20 July 1964 Sir Jocelyn Lucas, Mr. Morrison, Yes
Sir John Gilmour, Mr. Greenwood,
Mr. Kimball, Sir Walter Bromley-Davenport,
Mr. Lubbock, Sir Thomas Moore,
Mr. Leavey, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Hayman,
Mr. Burden
Trading Stamps Lords Amendments 20 July 1964 Mr. Osborn, Sir Cyril Osborne, Yes
Sir Charles Taylor, Mr. Proudfoot,
Mr. Longbottorn, Mr. Buck, Mr. John Howard,
Mr. Hirst, Mr. Stonchouse,
Mr. Wedgwood Benn, Mr. Francis Noel-Baker,
Mr. Holt
1964–65 Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Second Reading 21 December 1964 Mr. Sydney Silverman, Mr. Berkeley, Yes
Committee 24 March 1965 Mrs. Braddock, Mr. Chataway,
31 March 1965 Mr. Foot, Sir Geoffrey de Freitas,
7 April 1965 Mr. Hale, Mr. Newens, Mr. Paget,
14 April 1965 Mr. Shinwell, Mr. Thorpe, Mrs. Williams
28 April 1965
5 May 1965
12 May 1965
19 May 1965
26 May 1965
Report 25 June 1965
13 July 1965
Third Reading 13 July 1965
Lords Amendments 28 October 1965
Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries (Lords) Third Reading 4 August 1965 Colonel Sir Tufton Beamish Yes
Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses) Lords Amendments 4 August 1965 Mr. McLaren Yes
1965–66 Nil
1966–67 Live Hare Coursing (Abolition) Second Reading 1 May 1967 Mr. Heffer, Mr. Pounder, No
Mr. William Price, Dr. Winstanley,
Mr. Yates, Miss Lestor,
Captain Kerby, Mr. Bessell, Mr. Ensor,
Mr. Ellis, Mr. MacNamara
National Health Service (Family Planning) Third Reading 8 May 1967 Mr. Brooks, Mr. Abse, Yes
Sir Clive Bossom, Mr. Dunwoody,
Mr. Fisher, Dame Joan Vickers,
Dr. Winstanley
Sexual Offences (No. 2) Report 23 June 1967 Mr. Abse, Mr. Grimond, Mr. Wood, Yes
3 July 1967 Mr. Pannell, Mr. Strauss,
Third Reading 3 July 1967 Sir Peter Rztwlinson, Mr. Foot,
Mr. Hugh Fraser, Mr. Varley,
Mr. Gilmour, Mr. St. John Stevas,
Mr. Homer
Abortion Report 29 June 1967 Mr. David Steel. Dr. Winstanley, Yes
13 July 1967 Dr. Kerr, Dame Joan Vickers,
Mrs. Short, Mr. Digby, Mr. Eadie,

Session Bill Stages Date Sponsors Royal Assent received
Third Reading 13 July 1967 Viscount Lambton
Lords Amendments 25 October 1967
Civic Amenities Lords Amendments 21 July 1967 Mr. Sandys, Mr. Strauss, Yes
Mr. Grimond, Mr. Deedes,
Mr. Blenkinsop
Road Traffic (Amendment) Lords Amendments 21 July 1967 Mr. Randall, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Symonds, Yes
Mr. Ronald Lewis, Mr. Dobson,
Mr. Cordle, Mr. Edwin Wainwright,
Mrs. Spriggs, Mr. Weitzman. Mr. Fisher
Matrimonial Homes (Lords) Report 21 July 1967 Mr. Robert Edwards Yes
Third Reading 31 July 1967
Road Traffic (Driving Instruction) Lords Amendments 26 July 1967 Mr. Owen, Colonel Sir Harwood Harrison, Yes
Mr. Molloy, Mr. Gregory, Mr. Floud.
Mr. Gresham Cooke, Mr. Ogden,
Dame Joan Vickers, Mr. George Rogers
Vessels Protection Report 26 July 1967 Mr. Gresham Cooke, Dr. Bennett, Yes
Third Reading 26 July 1967 Sir John Langford-Holt,
Sir Harwood Harrison,
Mr. Edward Mallalieu, Mr. Paget,
Mr. Grant-Ferris, Mr. Cronin, Mr. Parker,
Dr. Owen, Mr. Costain, Mr. Jenkin
1967–68 Adoption Lords Amendments 25 July 1968 Mr. Alldritt, Mrs Braddock, Mr. Crawshaw, Yes
Mr. Dunn, Mr. van Straubenzee, Mr. Ogden,
Mr. Simon Manon, Mr. Oakes, Mr. Fortescue
Caravan Sites Lords Amendments 25 July 1968 Mr. Lubbock, Mr. Macdonald, Yes
Sir Lionel Heald, Mr. Deedes,
Mr. Wellbeloved, Mr. Pardoc
Clean Air Lords Amendments 15 October 1968 Mr. Maxwell, Mr. Robert Edwards, Yes
Mr. Allaun, Mr. Rhodes, Mr. Dan Jones,
Sir Gerald Nabarro, Mr. Lubbock, Mr. Deedes,
Mr. Sandys
Design Copyright Report 25 July 1968 Mrs. Knight, Mr. Weatherill, Yes
Third Reading 25 July 1968 Mr. Humphrey Atkins, Mr. Ensor, Mr. Gurden,
Mr. Eyre
Domestic and Appellate Proceedings (Restriction of Publicity) Lords Amendments 15 October 1968 Sir Lionel Heald, Sir David Renton, Yes
Mr. Goodhart, Mr. Buck, Mr. Rossi
Friendly & Industrial & Provident Societies Lords Amendments 25 July 1968 Mr. Paget Yes
Hearing Aid Council Lords Amendments 25 July 1968 Mr. Pavitt, Mr. Turton, Dr. Winstanley Yes
Mr. William Williams, Dame Joan Vickers,
Mr. Alistair Mackenzie, Dr. Dunwoody,
Mr. Gardner
Highlands & Islands Development (Scotland) Lords Amendments 25 July 1968 Mr. Maclennan, Mr. Dewar, Mr. Gregor Yes
Mr. Mackintosh, Mr. Malcolm MacMillan
Maintenance Orders Lords Amendments 21 June 1968 Mr. Hogg, Mr. Pannell, Dame Joan Vickers, Yes
Mr. Lubbock, Mr. Abse,
Mr. Gresham Cooke, Mr. Grant
Theatres Lords Amendments 25 July 1968 Mr. Strauss, Sir David Renton, Yes
Mr. St. John-Stevas, Mr. Hooson,
Mr. William Wilson, Mr. Faulds, Mr. Foot,
Mr. Hugh Jenkins
1968–69 Divorce Reform Second Reading 16 December 1968 Mr. Alec Jones, Mr. Abse, Mr. Awdry, Yes
Report 12 June 1969 Dame Joan Vickers, Mrs. Jeger, Mr. Hooson,
Third Reading 12 June 1969 Mr. Ridley, Mr. Peter Jackson, Mr. Boyle,
Lords Amendments 17 October 1969 Mr. Gilmour, Mr. Lyons, Mr. William Wilson
Employers' Liability (Defective Equipment) Lords Amendments 3 July 1969 Mr. Hugh Brown, Mr. Cronin, Mr. Archer, Yes
Mr. David Watkins, Mr. Huckfield,
Mr. Molloy, Mr. Lawson, Mr. James Hamilton
Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Report 11 July 1969 Mr. David Watkins, Mr. Archer, Mr. Bishop, Yes
Third Reading 11 July 1969 Mrs. Braddock, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Craddock,
Lords Amendments 17 October 1969 Mr. Ellis, Mr. James Hamilton, Mr. Kerr,
Mr. Orme, Mr. Edwin Wainwright, Mr. Lyon
Auctions (Bidding Agreements) Lords Amendments 17 October 1969 Mr. Costain, Sir John Vaughan-Morgan, Yes
Mr. Chichester-Clark, Mr. Royle,

Session Bill Stages Date Sponsors Royal Assent received
Mr. Strauss, Mr. Iremonger, Colonel Sir Tufton Beamish
1969–70 Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Lords Amendments 27 May 1970 Mr. Alfred Morris, Mr. Jack Ashley, Yes
Dr. Shirley Summerskill, Mr. Neil Marten,
Dr. Winstanley, Mr. Will Griffiths,
Mr. John Astor, Mrs. Lena Jeger,
Mr. George Darling, Mr. Lewis Carter-Jones,
Sir Clive Bossom, Mr. Laurence Pavitt
Indecent Advertisements (Amendment) (Lords) Second Reading 28 May 1970 Sir Eric Errington Yes
Committee 28 May 1970
Third Reading 28 May 1970
Trees Lords Amendments 27 May 1970 Mr. Sandys, Colonel Sir Tufton Beamish, Yes
Mr. Arthur Blenkinsop, Mr. Deedes,
Mr. Michael Foot, Mr. David Gibson-Watt,
Miss Harvie Anderson, Mr. Douglas Houghton,
Mr. Carol Johnson, Mr. Angus Maude.
Sir G. R. Strauss, Mr. Jeremy Thorpe
1970–71 Nil
1971–72 National Health Service (Family Planning) Amendment Lords Amendments 23 October 1972 Mr. Philip Whitehead, Mr. Richard Crossman, Yes
Mr. Douglas Houghton. Dr. Tom Stuttaford,
Dr. David Owen, Dr. Shirley Summerskill,
Mr. John Hunt, Mr. Jack Dormand,
Sir George Sinclair, Mr. John Pardoe,
Mr. Laurie Pavitt
1972–73 Nil
1973–74 Nil
1974 Nil
1974–75 Nil
1975–76 Sexual Offences (Amendment) Report 15 October 1976 Mr. Robin Corbett, Mrs. Helene Hayman, Yes
Third Reading 18 November 1976 Mr. Jack Ashley, Miss Jo Richardson,
Mr. Philip Whitehead, Mr. Robert Kilroy-Silk,
Mr. A. J. Beith, Mrs. Ann Taylor,
Mr. Bruce Grocott, Sir George Young,
Mr. Brian Gould, Mr. Ken Weetch
1976–77 Housing (Homeless Persons) Lords Amendments 27 July 1977 Mr. Stephen Ross, Mr. David Steel, Yes
Mr. Peter Walker, Mr. Bruce Douglas-Mann,
Mr. Andrew Welsh, Mr. Dafydd Wigley,
Mr. David Knox, Mr. John Cartwright,
Mr. Nicholas Scott, Mrs. Millie Miller,
Mr. Fred Evans, Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody
Unfair Contract Terms Lords Amendments 22 July 1977 Mr. Michael Ward, Mr. Arthur Bottomley, Yes
28 July 1977 Mr. John Cartwright, Mr. Robin Corbett,
Miss Janet Fookes, Mr. Arthur Latham,
Mr. Richard Luce, Mrs. Millie Miller,
Mr. Stephen Ross, Mr. Ken Wretch,
Mr. Alan Lee Williams
1977–78 Nil
1978–79 Nil
1979–80 Nil
1980–81 Nil
1981–82 Nil
1982–83 Road Traffic (Driving Licences) Committee 11 May 1983 Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson, Mr. Nick Budgen, Yes
Third Reading 11 May 1983 Mr. Tony Marlow, Mr. Matthew Parris,
Sir John Biggs-Davison, Mr. William Ross
National Audit Report 11 May 1983 Mr. Norman St. John Stevas, Mr. Joel Barnett, Yes
Third Reading 11 May 1983 Mr. Edward du Cann, Mr. Richard Wainwright,
Mr. John Roper, Mr. Terence L. Higgins,
Sir John Biggs-Davison, Mrs. Renee Short,
Mr. Peter Tapsell, Mr. John Garrett,
Mr. Peter Hordern, Mr. Robert Maclennan
Broadcasting of Parliament (Annual Review) Committee 11 May 1983 Dr. Edmund Marshall, Mr. Jack Dormand, No
Third Reading 11 May 1983 Mr. A. J. Beith, Mr. Stephen Hastings,
Mr. James Molyneaux, Mr. Tim Rathbone,
Mr. Norman St. John Stevas,
Mr. Philip Whitehead

Session Bill Stages Date Sponsors Royal Assent received
1983–84 Nil
1984–85 Nil
1985–86 Nil
1986–87 (to date) Nil


  1. (1) References to Committee are to Committee of the whole House.
  2. (2) The name given in respect of Bills from the House of Lords is that of the Member who took up the Bill in the House of Commons.

Mr. Hargreaves

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will list those private Members' Bills which received the Royal Assent in each Session since 1960; and what percentage this represents of total private Members' Bills introduced.

Mr. Biffen

The information requested is as follows:

Private Members' Bills
Session Number Introduced Number Receiving Royal Assent Percentage
1959–60 42 19 45
1960–61 55 20 36
1961–62 53 20 38
1962–63 50 18 36
1963–64 86 34 40
1964–65 80 17 21
1965–66 38 0
1966–67 107 24 22
1967–68 77 13 17
1968–69 94 12 13
1969–70 81 15 19
1970–71 67 12 18
1971–72 82 17 21
1972–73 85 15 18
1973–74 42 0
1974 39 7 18
1974–75 86 10 12
1975–76 85 16 19
1976–77 89 11 12
1977–78 89 11 12
1978–79 58 3 5
1979–80 125 10 8
1980–81 80 14 18
1981–82 93 10 11
1982–83 81 10 12
1983–84 118 13 11
1984–85 98 21 21
1985–86 114 21 18

Private Members' Bills Receiving the Royal Assent

  • 1959–60
  • Abandonment of Animals
  • Adoption
  • Bromley College and other charities
  • Chipping Sodbury Town Trust
  • Clean Rivers (Estuaries and Tidal Waters)
  • Corporate Bodies Contracts
  • First Offenders (Scotland)
  • Game Laws (Amendment)
  • House of Commons Members Fund
  • Marriage (Enabling)
  • Noise Abatement
  • Offices
  • Oil Burners (Standards)
  • Pawnbrokers
  • Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings)
  • Road Traffic (Amendment)
  • Road Traffic (Driving of Motor Cycles)
  • United Charities of Nathaniel Waterhouse and other charities (Halifax)
  • Wages Arrestment Limitation (Amendment) (Scotland)
  • 1960–61
  • Barristers (Qualification for Office)
  • Carriage by Air
  • Companies (Floating Charges) (Scotland)
  • Consumer Protection
  • Court of Chancery of Lancaster (Amendment)
  • Credit-Sale Agreements (Scotland)
  • Highways (Miscellaneous Provisions)
  • Home Safety
  • Industrial and Provident Societies
  • Mock Auctions
  • Nurses (Amendment)
  • Oaths Act 1888 (Amendment)
  • Police Federation
  • Printer's Imprint
  • Private Street Works
  • Public Authorities (Allowances)
  • Restriction on Offensive Weapons Act 1959 (Amendment)
  • Rivers (Prevention of Pollution)
  • Rural Water Supplies and Sewerage
  • Small Estates (Representation)
  • 1961–62
  • Agricultural and Forestry Associations
  • Air Guns and Shot Guns etc.
  • Animals (Cruel Poisons)
  • British Museum
  • Carriage by Air (Supplementary Provisions)
  • Coal Consumers' Councils (Northern Irish Interests)
  • Drainage Rates
  • House of Commons Members' Fund
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Law Reform (Damages and Solatium) (Scotland)
  • Law Reform (Husband and Wife)
  • Local Authorities (Historic Buildings)
  • Local Government (Records)
  • Lotteries and Gaming
  • Marriage (Wales and Monmouthshire)
  • National Assistance Act 1948 (Amendment)
  • Penalties for Drunkeness
  • Police Federations
  • Recorded Delivery Service
  • Shops (Airports)
  • 1962–63
  • Animal Boarding Establishments
  • Corn Rents
  • Deer
  • Dog Racing (Appointed Days) Changed to (Betting Days)
  • Drainage Rates
  • Forestry (Sale of Land) (Scotland)
  • Limitation
  • Local Authorities (Land)
  • Local Government (Financial Provisions)
  • Matrimonial Causes and Reconciliation
  • Nursing Homes
  • Oaths and Evidence (Overseas Authorities) and Countries
  • Oil in Navigable Waters
  • Performers' Protection
  • Public Lavatories (Turnstiles)
  • Sheriff Courts (Civil Jurisdiction and Procedure) (Scotland)
  • Stock Transfer
  • Wills
  • 1963–64
  • Adoption
  • Animals (Restriction of Importation)
  • Betting, Gaming and Lotteries (Amusements with Prizes)
  • British Nationality (No. 2)
  • Burgh Police (Amendment) (Scotland)
  • Criminal Procedure (Right of Reply)
  • Dangerous Drugs
  • Divorce (Scotland)
  • Elections (Welsh Forms)
  • Episcopal Church (Scotland)
  • Films
  • Fireworks
  • Hairdressers (Registration)
  • Law of Property (Joint Tenants)
  • Local Government (Development and Finance) (Scotland)
  • Local Government (Pecuniary Interests)
  • Married Women's Property
  • Merchant Shipping
  • National Health Service (Hospital Boards)
  • New Forest
  • New Towns (No. 2)
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacy and Poisons (Amendment)
  • Protection of Animals (Anaesthetics)
  • Protection of Birds Act 1954 (Amendment)
  • Riding Establishments
  • Road Traffic
  • Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Act 1923 (Amendment)
  • Scrap Metal Dealers
  • Trade Union (Amalgamations, etc.)
  • Trading Stamps
  • Trustee Savings Banks
  • Universities and College Estates
  • Young Persons (Employment)
  • 1964–65
  • Administration of Estates (Small Payments)
  • British Nationality
  • Carriage of Goods by Road
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Procedure (Attendance of Witnesses)
  • Criminal Procedure (Scotland)
  • Highways (Amendment)
  • Justices of the Peace
  • Local Government (Scotland) Act 1947 (Amendment) (No. 2)
  • Lost Property (Scotland)
  • Merchant Shipping
  • Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty)
  • Public Health (Notification of Births)
  • Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries
  • Shops (Early Closing Days)
  • Solicitors
  • Solicitors (Scotland)
  • 1965–66
  • None
  • 1966–67
  • Abortion (No. 2) see Medical Termination of Pregnancy
  • Antarctic Treaty
  • Civic Amenities
  • Deer (Amendment) (Scotland)
  • Farm and Garden Chemicals
  • Industrial and Provident Societies
  • Land Registration
  • Licensing (Amendment)
  • Licensing (Certificates in Suspense) (Scotland)
  • Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
  • Matrimonial Homes
  • Medical Termination of Pregnancy
  • Merchant Shipping
  • National Health Service (Family Planning)
  • National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) (Amendment)
  • Private Places of Entertainment (Licensing)
  • Protection of Birds
  • Refreshment Houses
  • Road Traffic (Amendment)
  • Road Traffic (Driving Instruction)
  • 120
  • Sexual Offences (No. 2)
  • Slaughter of Poultry
  • Teachers of Nursing
  • Tokyo Convention
  • Vessels Protection
  • 1967–68
  • Adoption
  • Caravan Sites
  • Clean Air
  • Design Copyright
  • Domestic and Appellate Proceedings (Restriction of Publicity)
  • Friendly and Industrial and Provident Societies
  • Hearing Aid Council
  • Highlands and Islands Development (Scotland)
  • Local Authorities' Mutual Investment Trust
  • Maintenance Orders
  • Sale of Venison (Scotland) (No. 2)
  • Theatres
  • Wills
  • 1968–69
  • Architects Registration (Amendment)
  • Auctions (Bidding Agreements)
  • Betting, Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment)
  • Divorce Reform
  • Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance)
  • Employers' Liability (Defective Equipment)
  • Licensing (Scotland)
  • National Mod (Scotland)
  • Ponies
  • Public Health (Recurring Nuisances)
  • Sharing of Church Buildings
  • Tattooing of Minors
  • 1969–70
  • Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons
  • Conservation of Seals
  • Education (School Milk)
  • Food and Drugs (Milk)
  • Game
  • Indecent Advertisements (Amendment)
  • Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions)
  • Local Government (Footpaths and Open Spaces) (Scotland)
  • Marriage (Registrar General's Licence)
  • New Forest
  • Parish Councils and Burial Authorities (Miscellaneous Authorities)
  • Proceedings against Estates
  • Riding Establishments
  • Road Traffic (Disqualification)
  • Trees
  • 1970–71
  • Administration of Estates
  • Betting, Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment)
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Consumer Protection
  • Dangerous Litter
  • Interest on Damages (Scotland)
  • Law Reform Miscellaneous Provisions
  • Motor Vehicles (Passenger Insurance)
  • Nullity of Marriage
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Unsolicited Goods and Services
  • Welsh National Opera Company
  • 1971–72
  • Affiliation Proceedings (Amendment) (No. 2)
  • Carriage by Railway
  • Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Scotland)
  • Civil Evidence
  • Defective Premises
  • Harbours, Piers and Ferries (Scotland)
  • Matrimonial Proceedings (Polygamous Marriages)
  • National Health Service (Family Planning) Amendment
  • National Insurance (Amendment)
  • Performers' Protection
  • Police
  • 121
  • Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries
  • Social Work (Scotland)
  • Sunday Cinema
  • Sunday Theatre (No. 2)
  • Trade Descriptions
  • Trading Representations (Disabled Persons) (Amendment)
  • 1972–73
  • Badgers
  • Breeding of Dogs
  • Dentists (Amendment)
  • Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings
  • Employment Agencies
  • Employment of Children
  • Gaming (Amendment)
  • Hallmarking
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle (Controls and Regulations) Law Reform (Diligence) (Scotland)
  • London Cab Protection of Wrecks
  • Rate Rebate
  • Sea Fisheries (Shellfish)
  • Succession (Scotland)
  • 1973–74
  • None
  • 1974
  • Carriage of Passengers by Road
  • Education (Mentally Handicapped Children) (Scotland) Mines (Working Facilities and Support)
  • Parks Regulation (Amendment)
  • Rehabilitation of Offenders
  • Town and Country Amenities
  • Lord Chancellor (Tenure of Office and Discharge of Ecclesiastical Functions)
  • 1974–75
  • Conservation of Wild Creatures and Wild Plants (previously Wild Creatures and Wild Plants Protection)
  • Evidence (Proceedings in Other Jurisdictions)
  • Farriers (Registration)
  • Guard Dogs
  • Hearing Aid Council (Extension)
  • International Road Haulage Permits
  • Litigants in Person (Costs and Expenses) Mental Health (Amendment)
  • Mobile Homes
  • Unsolicited Goods and Services (Amendment)
  • 1975–76
  • Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Amendment) (No. 2)
  • Congenital Disabilities (Civil Liability)
  • Dangerous Wild Animals
  • Divorce (Scotland) (No. 2)
  • Domestic Violence and Matrimonial Proceedings
  • Explosives (Age of Purchase &c)
  • Food and Drugs (Control of Food Premises)
  • Industrial Common Ownership
  • Licensing (Amendment)
  • Motor-Cycle Crash Helmets (Religious Exemption)
  • protection of Birds (Amendment)
  • Representation of the People (Armed Forces)
  • Sexual Offences (Amendment)
  • Solicitors (Scotland)
  • Stock Exchange (Completion of Bargains)
  • Theatres Trust
  • 1976–77
  • Control of Food Premises (Scotland)
  • Farriers Registration (Amendment)
  • Housing (Homeless Persons)
  • Insurance Brokers (Registration)
  • Licensing (Amendment)
  • Minibus
  • Presumption of Death (Scotland)
  • Rentcharges
  • Roe Deer (Close Seasons)
  • Town and Country Planning (Amendment)
  • Unfair Contract Terms
  • 1977–78
  • 122
  • Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland)
  • Civil Liability (Contribution)
  • Consumer Safety
  • Education (Northern Ireland)
  • Import of Live Fish (Scotland)
  • Industrial and Provident Societies
  • Internationally Protected Persons
  • Local Government [formerly Local Government Act 1974 (Amendment)]
  • Protection of Children
  • Rating (Disabled Persons)
  • Theatres Trust (Scotland)
  • 1978–79
  • Confirmation to Small Estates (Scotland)
  • Criminal Evidence
  • Films
  • 1979–80
  • Betting, Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment)
  • Concessionary Travel for Handicapped Persons (Scotland)
  • Coroners
  • Deer
  • Gaming (Amendment)
  • Import of Live Fish (England and Wales)
  • Licensed Premises (Exclusion of Certain Persons)
  • Licensing (Amendment)
  • Married Women's Policies of Assurance (Scotland)
  • Representation of the People
  • 1980–81
  • Countryside (Scotland)
  • Disabled Persons (No. 2)
  • Disused Burial Grounds (Amendment)
  • Food and Drugs (Amendment)
  • Forgery and Counterfeiting
  • Horserace Betting Levy
  • Indecent Displays (Control)
  • Industrial Diseases (Notification)
  • Licensing (Alcohol Education and Research)
  • Licensing (Amendment)
  • Local Government and Planning (Amendment)
  • Matrimonial Homes and Property Transport Act 1962 (Amendment)
  • Zoo Licensing (No. 2)
  • 1981–82
  • Children's Homes
  • Cinematograph (Amendment)
  • Copyright Act 1956 (Amendment)
  • Deer (Amendment) (Scotland)
  • Firearms
  • Food and Drugs (Amendment)
  • Forfeiture [formerly known as Relief from Forfeiture]
  • Gaming (Amendment)
  • Planning Inquiries (Attendance of Public)
  • Supply of Goods and Services
  • 1982–83
  • British Nationality (Falkland Islands) [formerly British Nationality (Falkland Islands) Amendment]
  • Copyright (Amendment)
  • Coroners' Juries
  • Diseases of Fish
  • Level Crossings
  • Licensing (Occasional Permissions)
  • National Audit
  • Pet Animals Act 1951 (Amendment)
  • Road Traffic (Driving Licences)
  • Solvent Abuse (Scotland)
  • 1983–84
  • Agriculture (Amendment)
  • Anatomy
  • Betting, Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment) (No. 2)
  • Child Abduction
  • Cycle Tracks
  • Education (Amendment) (Scotland)
  • Juries (Disqualification)
  • Law Reform (Husband and Wife) (Scotland)
  • 123
  • Lotteries (Amendment)
  • Prescription and Limitation (Scotland)
  • Road Traffic (Driving Instruction)
  • Trade Marks (Amendment)
  • Video Recordings
  • 1984–85
  • Agricultural Training Board
  • Betting Gaming and Lotteries (Amendment)
  • Charities
  • Charter Trustees
  • Controlled Drug (Penalties)
  • Copyright (Computer Software) (Amendment)
  • Dangerous Vessels
  • Gaming (Bingo)
  • Hill Farming
  • Hospitals Complaints Procedure
  • Intoxicating Substances (Supply)
  • Licensing (Amendment)
  • Local Government (Access to Information)
  • Motor-Cycle Crash Helmets (Restriction of Liability)
  • Prohibition of Female Circumcision
  • Rent (Amendment)
  • Road Traffic (Production of Documents)
  • Sexual Offences
  • Town and Country Planning (Amendment) (changed from Town and Country Planning (Protection of Trees and Woodlands) (Amendment))
  • Wildlife and Countryside (Amendment)
  • Wildlife and Countryside (Service of Notices)
  • 1985–86
  • Children and Young Persons (Amendment)
  • Civil Protection in Peacetime
  • Consumer Safety (Amendment)
  • Corneal Tissue
  • Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation)
  • Drainage Rates (Disabled Persons)
  • Forestry
  • Gaming (Amendment)
  • Health Service Joint Consultative Committees (Access to Information) (changed from Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 (Extension))
  • Highways (Amendment)
  • Horticultural Produce
  • Incest and Related Offences (Scotland)
  • Industrial Training
  • Law Reform (Parent and Child) (Scotland)
  • Marriage (Prohibited Degrees of Relationship)
  • Marriage (Wales)
  • Prevention of Oil Pollution
  • Protection of Children (Tobacco) (changed from Tobacco Products (Sales Restriction))
  • Protection of Military Remains
  • Road Traffic Regulation (Parking)
  • Safety at Sea