Private Member's Bill Ballot

Scottish Conservative MP Kirstene Hair has been selected in a Private Members’ Bill ballot of 400 MPs.

This means the politician, who represents the Angus region, will be able to choose a date to introduce legislation – in the form of a Private Members’ Bill – to the House of Commons. 

The draw, which takes place at the beginning of every parliamentary session, sees MPs who wish to participate, sign their name beside a number. The Clerk Assistant then draws 20 numbered balls with the names of the successful MPs read out by the Chairman of Ways and Means.

The successful MPs will introduce their Bills on the fifth sitting Wednesday of the session. Thirteen Fridays in each Parliamentary session will be allocated to debating these Bills.

Private Members’ Bills are Public Bills introduced by MPs who are not Government Ministers.

Commenting, Ms Hair said: “I am delighted to have been selected in this ballot as it allows me to introduce legislation to the House of Commons.”