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private member's bill

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Policies
private member's billˌprivate ˈmember’s ˌbill noun [countable]  PPPa law introduced to the British Parliament by a Member of Parliament who is not a minister in the government
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private member's billIt was reintroduced in early 1974, again as a private member's Bill but with government backing.The concession served to fend off a ban that might have been imposed under a private member's Bill.A private member's bill to effect this change was brought forward in late February, 1925.
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