Chimes of freedom

I blogged recently about the presentation of new Private Members’ Bills by those who had come out top in the PMB ballot.

Today, at about 5.30pm, we will have the presentation of a whole bunch more, thirty in total, from Bone, Chope and Hollobone, which sounds like a particularly sinister firm of Victorian bodysnatchers funeral directors.

They won’t become law,  and will probably be tabled so far down the list on Private Members’ Bills’ Fridays we’re unlikely to get to debate them. But here they are… the new Tory party at play:

Notices of Presentation of Bills

1
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
[No debate]
Mr Christopher Chope
 
   Bill to introduce more freedom, flexibility and opportunity for those seeking employment in the public and private sectors; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
2
DRUGS (ROADSIDE TESTING)
[No debate]
Mr Christopher Chope
 
   Bill to make provision for roadside testing for illegal drugs; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
3
UNITED KINGDOM PARLIAMENTARY SOVEREIGNTY
[No debate]
Mr Christopher Chope
 
   Bill to reaffirm the sovereignty of the United Kingdom Parliament; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
4
BROADCASTING (PUBLIC SERVICE CONTENT)
[No debate]
Mr Christopher Chope
 
   Bill to define public service content for the purposes of public service broadcasting.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
5
TRAINING WAGE
[No debate]
Mr Christopher Chope
 
   Bill to make provision that persons receiving a training wage are exempt from legislation relating to the minimum wage; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
6
MINIMUM WAGE (AMENDMENT)
[No debate]
Mr Christopher Chope
 
   Bill to enable the national minimum wage to be varied to reflect local labour market conditions; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
7
REFERENDUMS
[No debate]
Mr Christopher Chope
 
   Bill to provide for minimum turn-out thresholds for referendums; to impose restrictions on holding elections and referendums on the same day; to facilitate combined referendums on different issues; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
8
TRIBUNALS (MAXIMUM COMPENSATION AWARDS)
[No debate]
Mr Christopher Chope
 
   Bill to enable maximum limits to be established for compensation in tribunal awards for cases involving unlawful discrimination; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
9
PUBLIC BODIES (DISPOSAL OF ASSETS)
[No debate]
Mr Christopher Chope
 
   Bill to make provision to require certain public bodies to dispose of unused or under-used assets by public auctions; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
10
REGULATORY AUTHORITIES (LEVEL OF CHARGES)
[No debate]
Mr Christopher Chope
 
   Bill to provide for controls on the powers of certain regulatory authorities to impose charges for their services; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
11
NATIONAL PARK AUTHORITIES
[No debate]
Mr Christopher Chope
 
   Bill to empower the Secretary of State to abolish National Park Authorities; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
12
EUROPEAN UNION (AUDIT OF BENEFITS AND COSTS OF UK MEMBERSHIP)
[No debate]
Mr Philip Hollobone
 
   Bill to require the Secretary of State to commission an independent audit of the economic costs and benefits of the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
13
RESIDENTIAL ROADS (ADOPTION BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES)
[No debate]
Mr Philip Hollobone
 
   Bill to require the handover of residential roads built by developers to local highways authorities within certain time periods; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
14
NATIONAL SERVICE
[No debate]
Mr Philip Hollobone
 
   Bill to provide a system of national service for young persons; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
15
YOUNG OFFENDERS (PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY)
[No debate]
Mr Philip Hollobone
 
   Bill to make provision for a mechanism to hold individuals to account for any criminal sanctions imposed upon young people for whom those individuals hold parental responsibility; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
16
RETURN OF ASYLUM SEEKERS (APPLICATIONS FROM CERTAIN COUNTRIES)
[No debate]
Mr Philip Hollobone
 
   Bill to provide for the immediate return of asylum seekers to countries designated as safe; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
17
APPREHENSION OF BURGLARS
[No debate]
Mr Philip Hollobone
 
   Bill to provide immunity from prosecution or civil action for persons who apprehend or attempt to apprehend burglars; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
18
TAXATION FREEDOM DAY
[No debate]
Mr Philip Hollobone
 
   Bill to provide for an annual Taxation Freedom Day to reflect the proportion of tax paid by individuals from their income; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
19
EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES ACT 1972 (REPEAL)
[No debate]
Mr Philip Hollobone
 
   Bill to repeal the European Communities Act 1972 and related legislation; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
20
RIGHTS
[No debate]
Mr Philip Hollobone
 
   Bill to set out certain principles in a United Kingdom Bill of Rights; to repeal the Human Rights Act 1998; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
21
SENTENCING (REFORM)
[No debate]
Mr Philip Hollobone
 
   Bill to reform sentencing provision to ensure that the length of a custodial sentence reflects the sentence of a court; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
22
EUROPEAN UNION MEMBERSHIP (REFERENDUM)
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to require the holding of a referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
23
BROADCASTING (TELEVISION LICENCE FEE ABOLITION)
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to make provision for the abolition of the television licence fee; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
24
ELECTOR REGISTRATION
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to require each elector applying to register to vote to certify their entitlement to vote; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
25
ELECTORAL LAW (AMENDMENT)
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to enable electors in the precincts of a polling station before the time designated for the closing of the poll to vote; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
26
HUMAN TRAFFICKING (BORDER CONTROL)
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to require border control officers to stop and interview potential victims of trafficking notwithstanding entitlements under European Union law to free movement of persons; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
27
MEDICAL INSURANCE (TAX RELIEF)
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to provide for tax relief on medical insurance premiums.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
28
SNOW CLEARANCE
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to provide immunity from prosecution or civil action for persons who have removed or attempted to remove snow from public places; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
29
ARMED FORCES (LEAVE)
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to provide that leave for members of the armed forces serving overseas should be calculated from the time an individual arrives back in the United Kingdom; and for connected purposes.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
30
TRANSPARENT TAXATION (RECEIPTS)
[No debate]
Mr Peter Bone
 
   Bill to make provision for all receipts printed in the United Kingdom to contain a figure for the total amount of tax paid on the goods and services purchased.
Formal first reading: no debate or decision.
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