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The Bill was deposited on 27 November 2019. The Examination took place on 18 December and the Bill was found to be compliant with Private Business Standing Orders.
The authorities from both Houses decided that the Bill should originate in the House of Commons. The Bill had its First Reading on 22 January 2020 and its Second Reading on 28 January 2020. It was committed to an Unopposed Bill Committee which considered the Bill on Tuesday 17 November 2020.