Entry from British & World English dictionary
A proposed law that affects the public as a whole.
- These are introduced in the form of public bills which pass through the same distinct stages of debate and discussion in both Houses of Parliament.
- As soon as a public bill has received the Royal Assent, a print of the Act in the form in which it was finally passed is prepared in the Public Bill Office of the House of Lords…
- They are a mixture of private and public bills and come about if someone or some people are going to be treated differently to others.
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