Private members' bills 'broken and discredited'
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Commons procedure committee on private members' bills

The parliamentary system for allowing backbenchers to get their own laws onto the statute books is "broken and discredited", according to a report published on Tuesday.

The Commons procedure committee wants to stop private members' bills being blocked by MPs 'talking them out', and says the government is dodging its calls for reform.

Daily Politics reporter Ellie Price looks at what these bills are and how they work now.

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  • 18 Oct 2016
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