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A Bill is a proposal for a new law or a proposal for an amendment to an existing law which is presented to Parliament for debate. Bills can be presented in either the House of Commons (the Commons) or the House of Lords (the Lords) initially, but both Houses must examine, amend and approve the Bill before it is enacted. Once the Houses have agreed on the content of the Bill, it is then presented for the Royal Assent.
Bills can be introduced by:
individual Lords, and
private individuals or organisations
There are four different types of Bill:
Public Bills—these are the most common type of Bill and are largely introduced by government ministers. Public Bills change the law as it applies to the general population. They can be introduced by either House, although it is more common to find that Bills which deal with taxes or the management of public funds are introduced into the Commons
Private Members' Bills—these are introduced by MPs and Lords who are non-government ministers, and, like Public Bills, apply to the population at large. It is rare that Private Members Bills do eventually become law, however attempts to pass these Bills do provide their subject matter with significant publicity
Private Bills—are introduced by private individuals or organisations to give themselves powers which are beyond or in
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