The Medical Innovation Bill had its First Reading in the House of Lords on Thursday 05 June 2014.
The First Reading is the first stage of a bill’s passage through the House of Lords. This is a formality and takes place without debate.
Hansard reported this simply as:
The Bill will first be debated in the House of Lords, then passed to the House of Commons:
In addition to debates in the Chambers, the Committee stages involve a detailed line-by-line examination of the Bill and it may ‘ping-pong’ back and forth between the two Houses. It can be a long process but a guide to the procedure, giving details of each stage, can be found here.