This House of Lords Library Briefing has been prepared in advance of the second reading in the House of Lords of the Bat Habitats Regulation Bill [HL] on 27 April 2018.
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The Bat Habitats Regulation Bill [HL] is a private member’s bill introduced by Lord Cormack (Conservative). It aims to make provision to enhance the protection available for bat habitats in the vicinity of a building site and to limit the protection for bat habitats in buildings used for public worship. The Bill received its first reading in the House of Lords on 3 July 2017 and is scheduled to receive its second reading on 27 April 2018.