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Bill documents — Localism Act 2011

Act of Parliament

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

House Act of Parliament Date
Commons Localism Act 2011 c.20 16.11.2011

Bills

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

House Bill Date
Commons Bill 244 2010-12 (Lords Amendments to the Bill) | PDF version, 482KB 02.11.2011
Lords HL Bill 100 2010-12 (as Amended on Report) | PDF version, 1MB 19.10.2011
Lords HL Bill 90 2010-12 Volume I [as amended in Committee] (PDF, 1MB) 22.07.2011
Lords HL Bill 90 2010-12 Volume II [as amended in Committee] (PDF, 1MB) 22.07.2011
Lords HL Bill 90 2010-12 [as amended in Committee] 22.07.2011
Lords HL Bill 71 2010-12 (as brought from the Commons) - Volume 1 | PDF version, 1MB 23.05.2011
Lords HL Bill 71 2010-12 (as brought from the Commons) - Volume 2 (PDF, 1MB) 23.05.2011
Lords HL Bill 71 2010-12 (as brought from the Commons) 23.05.2011
Commons Bill 161 2010-11 as amended in Public Bill Committee | PDF version, 1MB 12.03.2011
Commons Bill 126 2010-11 as Introduced 13.12.2010
Commons Bill 126 2010-11 as Introduced - volume 1 (PDF, 750KB) 13.12.2010
Commons Bill 126 2010-11 as Introduced - volume 2 (PDF, 920KB) 13.12.2010

Explanatory Notes

Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Bill 244 EN 2010-2012 (Explanatory Notes to the Bill) | PDF version, 335KB 02.11.2011
Lords HL Bill 71 EN 2010-12 | PDF version, 1MB 23.05.2011
Commons Bill 126 EN 2010-11 | PDF version, 589KB 16.12.2010

Amendment papers

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.

House Amendment Paper Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 7 November 2011 07.11.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 3 November 2011 04.11.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 2 November 2011 03.11.2011
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading as at 28 October 2011 31.10.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Third Reading as at 27 October 2011 28.10.2011
Lords Amendment to be moved on Third Reading as at 26 October 2011 27.10.2011
Lords Amendment to be moved on Third Reading as at 21 October 2011 24.10.2011
Lords Revised Seventh Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 14 October 2011 17.10.2011
Lords Seventh Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 13 October 2011 14.10.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Sixth Marshalled List) as at 11 October 2011 12.10.2011
Lords Sixth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 10 October 2011 11.10.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (Supplementary to the Fifth Marshalled List) as at 7 October 2011 10.10.2011
Lords Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 6 October 2011 07.10.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (supplementary to the Revised Fourth Marshalled List) as at 5 October 2011 06.10.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (supplementary to the Revised Fourth Marshalled List) as at 4 October 2011 05.10.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (supplementary to the Revised Fourth Marshalled List) as at 3 October 2011 04.10.2011
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report (supplementary to the Revised Fourth Marshalled List) as at 29 September 2011 30.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (supplementary to the Revised Fourth Marshalled List) as at 26 September 2011 27.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (supplementary to the Revised Fourth Marshalled List) as at 21 September 2011 22.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (supplementary to the Revised Fourth Marshalled List) as at 19 September 2011 20.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report (supplementary to the Revised Fourth Marshalled List) as at 15 September 2011 16.09.2011
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report (supplementary to the Revised Fourth Marshalled List) as at 14 September 2011 15.09.2011
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments (Revised) to be moved on Report as at 13 September 2011 14.09.2011
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 12 September 2011 13.09.2011
Lords Revised Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 9 September 2011 12.09.2011
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 8 September 2011 09.09.2011
Lords Revised Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 6 September 2011 07.09.2011
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 5 September 2011 06.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [supplementary to the Marshalled List] as at 2 September 2011 05.09.2011
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report as at 1 September 2011 02.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 31 August 2011 01.09.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 30 August 2011 31.08.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 26 August 2011 30.08.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 25 August 2011 26.08.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 24 August 2011 25.08.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 18 August 2011 19.08.2011
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report as at 17 August 2011 18.08.2011
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report as at 16 August 2011 17.08.2011
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report as at 1 August 2011 02.08.2011
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report as at 28 July 2011 29.07.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 27 July 2011 28.07.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report as at 26 July 2011 27.07.2011
Lords Tenth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 19 July 2011 20.07.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Ninth Marshalled List] as at 27 June 2011 19.07.2011
Lords Ninth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 15 July 2011 18.07.2011
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Eighth Marshalled List] as at 14 July 2011 15.07.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee (Supplementary to the Eighth Marshalled List) 14.07.2011
Lords Eighth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 12 July 2011 12.07.2011
Lords Seventh Marshalled List of Amendments to be Moved in Committee as at 8 July 2011 11.07.2011
Lords Supplementary to the Sixth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 7 July 2011 08.07.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee (Supplementary to the Sixth Marshalled List as at 6 July 2011) 07.07.2011
Lords Sixth Marshalled List of Amendments to be Moved in Committee as at 5 July 2011 06.07.2011
Lords Revised Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be Moved in Committee as at 4 July 2011 05.07.2011
Lords Fifth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 1st July 2011 04.07.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee supplementary to the Fourth Marshalled List as at 30 June 2011 01.07.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee (Supplementary to the Fourth Marshalled List) as at 29 June 2011 30.06.2011
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 28 June 2011 29.06.2011
Lords Revised Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 27 June 2011 28.06.2011
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 24 June 2011 27.06.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 23 June 2011 24.06.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 23 June 2011 24.06.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee (Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List) as at 22 June 2011 23.06.2011
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 21 June 2011 22.06.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [supplementary to the Revised Marshalled List] as at 20 June 2011 21.06.2011
Lords Revised Marshalled list of Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 17 June 2011 20.06.2011
Lords Marshalled list of Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 16 June 2011 17.06.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 15 June 2011 16.06.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 14 June 2011 15.06.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 13 June 2011 14.06.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 10 June 2011 13.06.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 9 June 2011 10.06.2011
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee as at 8 June 2011 09.06.2011
Commons Consideration of Bill as at 18 May 2011 18.05.2011
Commons Consideration of Bill as at 17 May 2011 17.05.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 13 May 2011 12.05.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 10 May 2011 11.05.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 3 May 2011 04.05.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 28 April 2011 04.05.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 27 April 2011 28.04.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 5 April 2011 06.04.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 4 April 2011 05.04.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 28 March 2011 29.03.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 15 March 2011 16.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee amendments as at 9 March 2011 10.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 8 March 2011 08.03.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 3 March 2011 04.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 March 2011 03.03.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 1 March 2011 02.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 March 2011 01.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 24 February 2011 25.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 February 2011 17.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 15 February 2011 15.02.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 10 February 2011 11.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 February 2011 10.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 8 February 2011 08.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 February 2011 03.02.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 1 February 2011 02.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 1 February 2011 01.02.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 3 February 2011 01.02.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 27 January 2011 28.01.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 January 2011 27.01.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 January 2011 25.01.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 21 January 2011 24.01.2011
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 17 January 2011 18.01.2011

Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons

Details of the Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings in the House of Commons. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

House Public Bill Committee and report stage proceedings: Commons Date
Commons Proceedings on Consideration of Lords Amendments as at 7 November 2011 | PDF version, 85KB 08.11.2011
Commons Report stage Proceedings as at 18 May 2011 | PDF version, 202KB 19.05.2011
Commons Report stage Proceedings as at 17 May 2011 | PDF version, 279KB 18.05.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings for 10 March 2011 11.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 8 March 2011 09.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 3 March 2011 04.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 March 2011 02.03.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 February 2011 18.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 15 February 2011 16.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 February 2011 11.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 8 February 2011 09.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 3 February 2011 04.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 1 February 2011 02.02.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 27 January 2011 28.01.2011
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 January 2011 26.01.2011

Research papers

House of Commons Library Research Papers and House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial. They contain factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Research Papers and Library Notes on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

House Research Paper Date
Commons Briefing Paper on Government new clause and amendment on planning consent 02.11.2011
Commons Briefing Paper on Commons report stage and Lords stages 02.11.2011
Lords Library Note 2011/019 (PDF, 492KB) 27.05.2011
Commons Research Paper on the Localism Bill: Committee Stage Report 13.04.2011
Commons Research Paper on the Localism Bill (part 1) 11.01.2011
Commons Research Paper on the Localism Bill (part 2) 11.01.2011

Select Committee reports

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

House Select Committee report Date
Commons Second Report from the Communities and Local Government Committee, Session 2010-11, Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies: a planning vacuum? HC 517 | PDF version, 2MB 16.05.2011
Commons Written evidence submitted to the Communities and Local Government Committee, on the General Power of Competence, HC 931 | PDF version, 359KB 16.05.2011
Commons Third Report from the Environmental Audit Committee, Session 2010–11,Sustainable Development in the Localism Bill, HC 799 | PDF version, 752KB 16.05.2011

Selection of amendments: Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

House Selection of amendments: Commons Date
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments (PDF, 99KB) 07.11.2011
Commons Consideration on Report: Revised selection for 17 and 18 May (PDF, 36KB) 17.05.2011
Commons Consideration on Report: 17 and 18 May (PDF, 35KB) 16.05.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 10 (PDF, 88KB) 09.03.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 9 (PDF, 97KB) 07.03.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 8 (PDF, 97KB) 02.03.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 7 (PDF, 100KB) 28.02.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 6 (PDF, 26KB) 16.02.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 5 (PDF, 28KB) 14.02.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 27KB) 09.02.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 30KB) 07.02.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 30KB) 02.02.2011
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 32KB) 31.01.2011

Press Notices

Archive of Press Notices related to the Bill.

House Press Notices Date
Commons Commons news: Localism Bill Committee announce programme 25.01.2011
Commons Commons news: Second reading of Localism Bill, now have your say 18.01.2011

Compare versions of Bills: Commons

The latest illustrative versions of the Bill, showing changes made in a Public Bill Committee in the House of Commons

House Compare versions of Bills: Commons Date
Commons Localism Bill, showing changes made in committee (PDF, 1MB) 14.03.2011

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
A fairer future for social housing (PDF, 498KB) 31.01.2011
Abolitions of the Standards Board - Equalities impact assessment (PDF, 190KB) 31.01.2011
Abolition of the Tenant Services Authority and transfer of its regulatory functions - Equalities impact assessment (PDF, 120KB) 31.01.2011
Abolition of the regional planning tier and introduction of the Duty to Cooperate (PDF, 485KB) 31.01.2011
Business Rate Supplement - requirement for a ballot for all Business Rate Supplement proposals (PDF, 414KB) 31.01.2011
Cancellation of certain backdated non-domestic rates liabilities (PDF, 501KB) 31.01.2011
Community right to buy (PDF, 708KB) 31.01.2011
Community right to challenge (PDF, 458KB) 31.01.2011
Compulsory pre-application consultations between prospective developers and local communities (PDF, 405KB) 31.01.2011
Devolution package - Provision of housing and regeneration powers to the Greater London Authority, abolition of the London Development Agency, enabling powers for the Mayor to designate Mayoral Development Corporations (PDF, 304KB) 31.01.2011
Discharging the main homelessness - Equalities impact assessment (PDF, 133KB) 31.01.2011
Discretionary Business Rate discounts (PDF, 356KB) 31.01.2011
Enforcement package (PDF, 354KB) 31.01.2011
General power of competence for local authorities (PDF, 246KB) 31.01.2011
Giving councils greater freedom over their governance arrangements (PDF, 254KB) 31.01.2011
Local government senior office pay accountability (PDF, 534KB) 31.01.2011
Local plan reform (PDF, 383KB) 31.01.2011
Local referendums (PDF, 587KB) 31.01.2011
Major infrastructure projects (PDF, 433KB) 31.01.2011
Neighbourhood plans - Equalities impact assessment (PDF, 119KB) 31.01.2011
Neighbourhood plans and community right to build (PDF, 570KB) 31.01.2011
Payment of European Union infraction fines by locals and public authorities (PDF, 376KB) 31.01.2011
Provision for referendums to veto excessive Council Tax increases (PDF, 416KB) 31.01.2011
Reform of social housing regulation (PDF, 506KB) 31.01.2011
Reforming the Annual Housing Revenue Account Subsidy system (PDF, 581KB) 31.01.2011
Repeal of Home Information Packs (HIPs) (PDF, 529KB) 31.01.2011
Small Business Rate Relief automation (PDF, 727KB) 31.01.2011
The abolition of the Standards Board regime, clarification of the law on predetermination and the requirement to register and declare interests (PDF, 312KB) 31.01.2011
Community Infrastructure Levy (PDF, 352KB) 31.01.2011
General Powers for fire and rescue authorities (PDF, 115KB) 31.01.2011
Creating a single housing ombudsman (PDF, 240KB) 31.01.2011
Creating executive mayors in the 12 largest English cities (PDF, 535KB) 31.01.2011
Summary (PDF, 593KB) 31.01.2011

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