The Tracker: status of Public Bills before the UK Parliament - November 2007

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Welcome to this month’s Tracker, showing the new Bills that have been presented since the start of the new Parliamentary session at the beginning of this month.  There is also a section on draft Bills under consideration.

You might like to note in particular these new Bills:

  • The Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Bill – this is part of the Treasury’s drive to deal with unclaimed assets in the banking system: if the person entitled to the money cannot be found, the money will go to the Lottery Fund, via an FSA-regulated central reclaim fund, for reinvestment in the community.
  • The Housing and Regeneration Bill – this creates a new Agency to regulate social housing
  • The Sale of Student Loans Bill - to enable a sale of the Government's Student Loans Portfolio worth around £18.1 billion and expected to increase to £55 billion over the next ten years.