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|
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.
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considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.
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|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|
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.
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|
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|
|Bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 744KB)||24.05.2011|
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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