The following Bills are in the final stages of the parliamentary process and are expected to receive Royal Assent in the next few weeks:
Climate Change Bill
The Climate Change Bill will give statutory force to the Government's targets for cutting emissions by 60 per cent by 2050 and 26-32 per cent by 2020, against a 1990 baseline.
Education and Skills Bill
The Education and Skills Bill is designed to implement some of the recommendations of the Leitch review of skills. It will provide a legal entitlement for all adults to free training in literacy and numeracy, see the education participation age raised to 17 in 2013 and 18 in 2015, and establish a registration, monitoring and categorisation regime for independent and non-maintained special schools.
Local Transport Bill
Among other things the Local Transport Bill would allow councils to implement local road pricing schemes in a consistent way, allowing different projects to link up with one another. Councils would be given greater powers to improve bus travel to more specifically suit the local population and passenger transport authorities and executives would be reformed to make transport planning more coherent.