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Private Members’ Bills

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Private Members’ Bills commenced in the House have required Queen's Consent in (a) the last three Sessions and (b) in the current Session to date; what the (i) average and (ii) longest time between an hon. Member asking her Department to apply for consent and that consent actually being applied for was in (A) each of the last three Sessions and (B) in the current Session to date; what the (1) average and (2) longest time between her Department's applying for and receiving Queen's Consent was in each such period; on how many occasions Queen's Consent has arrived in a period of 72 hours preceding a Bill's scheduled second reading in each such period; and if she will make a statement. (274629)

Information about the number of private Members' Bills requiring Queen's Consent is set out in the following table. The rest of the information requested is not collated centrally and to do so would incur disproportionate cost.

Private Members' Bills requiring Queen's Consent

Session

On second reading

On third reading

2005-06

5

1

2006-07

3

1

2007-08

3

0

2008-09 (to date)

2

1