First Reading of the Saatchi Bill in the House of Lords

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:

First Reading

The Bill will first be debated in the House of Lords, then passed to the House of Commons:


Bill process

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.