and Research Papers cover a number of subjects in depth, including current bills, from the House of Commons Library
Monday, 23 November 2009
Background on Bills
The new session is underway - and the coming week will see the continuation in both Houses at Westminster of the debate on the Queen's Speech. But it will soon be time to start considering the legislation.
Already a number of bills have been given their first reading. This is a formality, necessary for the bill to be printed. More information (including a video) is available about first readings in the House of Commons and House of Lords.
Progress of all bills can be followed via this link. Further information and analysis of specific bills is available at