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Public Authority (Accountability) Bill 2016-17

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule)
Andy Burnham

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Next event

  • 2nd reading: House of Commons 2nd reading: House of Commons | 12.05.2017

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 163 2016-17 (as introduced) | PDF version, 115KB 29.03.2017

Latest news on the Public Authority (Accountability) Bill 2016-17

This Bill is expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 12 May 2017.

This Bill was introduced to Parliament on 29 March 2017 under the Ten Minute Rule. This allows an MP to make his or her case for a new bill in a speech lasting up to ten minutes. An opposing speech may also be made before the House decides whether or not the bill should be introduced. If the MP is successful the bill is taken to have had its first reading.

This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill. These are often not printed until close to the second reading debate. If the text is not yet available here and you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Andy Burnham.

Summary of the Public Authority (Accountability) Bill 2016-17

To set a requirement on public institutions, public servants and officials and on those carrying
out functions on their behalf to act in the public interest and with candour and frankness; to
define the public law duty on them to assist courts, official inquiries and investigations; to
enable victims to enforce such duties; to create offences for the breach of certain duties; to
provide funding for victims and their relatives in certain proceedings before the courts and at
official inquiries and investigations; and for connected purposes.

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