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House of Commons Members' Fund Bill

Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2013-14

Last updated: 15 May 2014 at 14:15

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Long title

A Bill to consolidate and amend provisions about the House of Commons Members' Fund.


The Bill has been introduced to amend and consolidate provisions relating to the House of Commons Members’ Fund, which assists former Members and their dependants who are in financial difficulty.

Key areas

  • would allow more flexibility to the Trustees in managing the Fund, including through extending the class of beneficiary
  • would remove the requirement for an annual appropriation resolution
  • would remove the requirement that all current Members make a monthly contribution of £2
  • would allow the Fund to return surplus funds to the Treasury.


Mr Peter Lilley
Hitchin and Harpenden

Current version of the Bill

16 December 2013

Bill passage

Bill started in the House of Commons
1st reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Bill in the House of Lords
1st reading
2nd reading
Committee stage
Report stage
3rd reading
Final stages
Consideration of amendments
Royal Assent
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