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Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] 2019-20

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Starting in the House of Lords)
Sponsor:
Lord Bird

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    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 Lords 2nd reading: House of Lords | Date to be announced

Latest Bill

House Bill Date
Lords HL Bill 8 (as introduced) (PDF) 08.01.2020

Latest news on the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] 2019-20

First reading took place on 8 January. This stage is a formality that signals the start of the Bill's journey through the Lords.

Second reading - the general debate on all aspects of the Bill - is yet to be scheduled.

Summary of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill [HL] 2019-20

A Bill to make provision for requiring public bodies to act in pursuit of the United Kingdom’s environmental, social, economic and cultural wellbeing by meeting wellbeing objectives, publishing future generations impact assessments, accounting for preventative spending, and through public services contracts; to establish a Commissioner for Future Generations for the United Kingdom; to establish a Joint Parliamentary Committee on Future Generations; to require companies to consider the impact of their activities on the United Kingdom’s wellbeing; and for connected purposes

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