Secondary navigation

Public Bodies Act 2011

Type of Bill:
Government Bill
Sponsors:
Lord Taylor of Holbeach
Cabinet Office
Mr Francis Maude
Cabinet Office

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Lords

  1. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Public Bodies Act 2011 c.24 14.12.2011

Latest news on the Public Bodies Act 2011

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 14 December. The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Public Bodies Act 2011

The Bill is largely enabling legislation. It is the main legislative vehicle for taking forward the Government’s review of public bodies, the results of which were published in October 2010.

The Bill would allow Ministers, by order, to abolish, merge or transfer the functions of the public bodies listed in the appropriate schedules to the Act. The Bill has completed its passage through the House of Lords where it underwent significant amendment.

Stay up to date

Keep up to date with the progress of Bills going through Parliament. Sign up for email alerts or use our RSS feeds.

Related information

Guide to the passage of a Bill

Find out what happens at each stage of a Public Bill’s journey through Parliament with the Passage of a Bill guide.

When does a Bill become law?

Explanation of what happens after Bills have been passed, and when laws may change.

Human rights

Do you have expertise or a special interest in human rights? The Joint Committee on Human Rights scrutinises the human rights implications of Government Bills.