John van der Luit-Drummond asks whether there's room in the law for the Medical Innovation and Assisted Dying Bills

'Two Bills, both alike in dignity, in fair Westminster, where we lay our scene.' In the coming months, two of the most controversial private members' Bills in living memory will finally be subject to debate in the House of Commons.

In the blue corner, Lord Saatchi has reintroduced an unchanged Medical Innovation Bill, despite heavy criticism of its contents from the legal profession, medical practitioners, and politicians across the political spectrum.

Saatchi's Bill was blocked from being debated by MPs in the final days of the last parliament by the Liberal Democrats, in a manoeuvre described as an