How James Wharton's private member's bill could become law

Help

Backbench bills have to clear the same path as other bills, but the problems for them is a lack of Parliamentary time, unless they win some backing from the government and party whips.

Gary O'Donoghue explains the hurdles - and help - that James Wharton's private member's bill for an EU referendum will face.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.