The government publishes a number of Bills each parliamentary session in draft form, before they are introduced in Parliament as formal Bills. This enables consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny before a Bill is issued formally. Listed on this page are the Draft Bills published by the Government so far in this parliamentary session. Click on the title for the full text of the Draft Bill. Any relevant Select Committee Report will also be listed.
If you want to search for the progress of a formal Bill already before Parliament in the current session, you can use the links set out on the Bills Before Parliament page or alternatively, you can use the Bill Index database.
Other sessions of Draft Bills are listed at the bottom of this page.
On Wednesday 3 December 2008 the Queen announced a number of Draft Bills to be brought forward during the 2008-09 Session. The following links will direct you to the web site of the Office of the Leader of the House of Commons.
Information on the Draft Bills for the new session will be available as soon as it has been confirmed.