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Railways Bill 2016-17

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Caroline Lucas

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 42 2016-17, as introduced | PDF version, 78KB 07.09.2016

Latest news on the Railways Bill 2016-17

This Bill was expected to have its second reading debate on Friday 20 January 2017 but an objection was taken under Standing Order No.11(2) and the Bill's second reading has now been scheduled for Friday 12 May 2017.

This Bill was presented to Parliament on Monday 4 July 2016. This is known as the first reading and there was no debate on the Bill at this stage.

This Bill is a Private Member’s Bill. If you wish to know more about this bill please contact its sponsor, Caroline Lucas.

Summary of the Railways Bill 2016-17

A Bill to require the Secretary of State to assume control of passenger rail franchises when they come up for renewal; and for connected purposes.

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