Rob Marris’ Private Member’s Bill – the Assisted Dying (No. 2) Bill – was presented to Parliament through the ballot procedure on 24 June 2015 and given its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday 11 September, for which the House of Commons Library provided a Briefing Paper for MPs. As predicted by the BBC’s Mark D’Arcy this was “a classic private members’ bill tactical battle, with opponents seeking to talk the bill out, and supporters hoping to muster enough MPs to force a vote and get the bill through to detailed scrutiny in committee.
David Pocklington. Law and religion 11 September 2015