|Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 c.25 | PDF version, 289KB||12.04.2010|
This Bill was originally laid before Parliament in the 2008-09 Session.
Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 8 April. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).
As introduced, this was a wide-ranging Bill covering a number of different policy areas. Many of the proposals had their origins in the 'Governance of Britain' Green Paper published in July 2007. The content of the Bill as introduced varied in some significant ways from its draft version. New chapters were added to the Bill and the clauses on the Attorney General which were in the draft Bill are not included. The Bill was greatly amended during its passage through Parliament, but many provisions were then removed during ‘wash-up’.
Key areas in the Bill as introduced
During the passage of the Bill a number of clauses were added to the Bill including:
However, during wash-up, the following were removed from the Bill:
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