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Government's Legislative Programme 2013-14

Volume 563: debated on Thursday 9 May 2013

Following yesterday’s state opening of Parliament, and for the convenience of the House, I am listing below the 17 Bills which were announced yesterday:

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill

Care Bill

Defence Reform Bill

Deregulation Bill

High Speed Two Bill (Hybrid Bill)

High Speed Rail (Preparation) Bill

Immigration Bill

Intellectual Property Bill

Local Audit and Accountability Bill

Mesothelioma Bill

National Insurance Contributions Bill

Northern Ireland (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill

Pensions Bill

Offender Rehabilitation Bill

Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill

Water Bill

Primary legislation will also be taken forward in accordance with the European Union Act 2011 to seek Parliament’s approval for measures proposed by the European Union.

Nine of these Bills, or parts of them, will have had pre-legislative scrutiny prior to introduction.

The following Bills will be published in draft:

Consumer Rights Bill

Deregulation Bill

National Insurance Contributions Bill

A draft Bill concerning National Assembly For Wales

A draft Bill concerning changes to the Riot Damages Act 1886

Further measures are expected to be published in draft later in the Session.

The Government also intend to bring forward a Law Commission Bill on inheritance and trustees’ powers and also a consolidation Bill on co-operatives.

Detailed information about each of these Bills can be accessed from the No. 10 website at: