Lawiki for and by law students - find us on Facebook if you want to help us edit this Law Wiki.
Not professional advice - LAWIKI cannot guarantee the validity of any information
After a Bill has been introduced to Parliament in its (purely formal) first reading, it receives a second reading, which usually takes the form of a debate. If the Bill is controversial there may be a Division. If the vote goes against the proposers then the Bill is defeated. With Government Bills this is unusual. If the vote is for the Bill, it goes on to the Committee stage.