On most occasions the proposed legislation was kicked into touch by backbench MPs, who shouted 'Object' - thereby pushing back any possiblity of second reading debate until October or November - leaving insuffiecient time for them to make progress before the new parliamentary in November.
In some cases, MPs who had introduced or sponsored a Bill were not in the Commons chamber to promote their proposed legislation.
Two minor measures, which had passed through the Lords with government backing, were among those that fell. The Cycle Parking Bill, which would have amended road traffic regulations, would have given local authorities discretionary power to provide secure parking for motor cycles and mopeds, and the government said this could be usual when councils produced local traffic plans. The Births and Deaths Registration (Amendment) Bill, which arrived from the Lords unamended and unopposed was not even moved. If passed, it would have enabled people to registering a birth or death in England to also receive a copy of the certificate in the Welsh language.