Bill documents — Welfare Reform Act 2012
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|
|Welfare Reform Act 2012 c.5||09.03.2012|
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.
|HL Bill 130 - 2010-12 (Commons Reason) | PDF version, 845KB||23.02.2012|
|Bill 306 2010-2012 (Lords Amendments in Lieu) | PDF version, 90KB||17.02.2012|
|Bill 126 2010-2012 (Commons Reason and Amendment) as at 2 February 2012 | PDF version, 72KB||03.02.2012|
|Bill 302 2010-2012 (Lords Amendments to the Bill) | PDF version, 127KB||01.02.2012|
|HL Bill 124 2010-12 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 1MB||26.01.2012|
|HL Bill 114 2010-12 (as amended in Grand Committee) | PDF version, 1MB||29.11.2011|
|HL Bill 75 2010-2012 (as brought from the Commons) | PDF version, 1020KB||17.06.2011|
|Bill 197 2010-12 as introduced | PDF version, 686KB||25.05.2011|
|Bill 154 2010-11 (as introduced) | PDF version, 666KB||17.02.2011|
Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons
Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons
|House||Tracked changes versions of Bills: Commons||Date|
|Bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 744KB)||24.05.2011|
Documents prepared by the Government to explain the purpose of the Bill.
|Bill 302 EN 2010-2012 (Explanatory Notes to the Bill) | PDF version, 258KB||01.02.2012|
|HL Bill 75 EN 2010-2012 (Explanatory Notes to the Bill) | PDF version, 423KB||17.06.2011|
|Bill 154 2010-11 (Explanatory notes to the Bill) | PDF version, 386KB||17.02.2011|
Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed.
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.
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 of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.
|Research Paper 11/48||08.06.2011|
|Research Paper (2) on the Welfare Reform Bill||07.03.2011|
|Research Paper (part 1) on the Welfare Reform Bill||04.03.2011|
Select Committee reports
The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.
|House||Select Committee report||Date|
|Work and Pensions Committee: The Government's proposed child maintenance reforms (HC 1047-I, 2010-12)||26.01.2012|
|Government response to Work and Pensions Committee: The Government's proposed child maintenance reforms (HC 1727, 2010-12)||26.01.2012|
Archive of press notices related to the Bill.
|Parliamentary news: Commons financial privilege||14.02.2012|
|Parliamentary news: Welfare Reform Bill Committee announce programme||21.03.2011|
|Parliamentary news: Second reading of Welfare Reform Bill, have your say||10.03.2011|
Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.
A collection of papers relevant to the bill
|Relevant documents for the Bill (MSWORD, 127KB)||21.02.2011|
List of related Impact Assessments
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