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Private bills ... bite size

All Acts of Parliament start as bills. 

There are many different types of bill: 

1. Public Bills

2. Private Members Bills

3. Private Bills

4. Hybrid Bills

In this blog I am going to consider private bills. 


Private Act can be either Local Acts (which only apply to a local area) or personal Acts (which only apply to a specific institution or individual).

The procedure for a Private Bill is different to that for a Public Bill. The Committee stage is the most important aspect of the legislative process for a Private Bill. For a Public Bill, the Second and Third Readings are more important but these are a formality for a Private Bill. 

Examples of Private Bills include University College London Act 1996.


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