On May 16 2023 MP Flick Drummond introduced a Private Members Bill to make a new law for registering children not in school. This is not a government initiative which is to say it is not a public bill. Rather, as the name suggests, it comes from an individual Member of Parliament.
Private Members Bills have to go through a prescribed number of stages in both Houses of Parliament and for Private Members Bills these debates can only take place on specific Fridays between certain dates before time runs out at the end of the parliamentary session. (A session is a single parliamentary year whereas a parliamentary term is the time from one General Election to the next, in theory 5 years)Continue reading