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Bill documents — Modern Slavery Act 2015

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 Modern Slavery Act 2015 c.30 30.03.2015

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
Lords HL Bill 104 2014-15 - Commons Disagreement and Amendments in Lieu | PDF version, 64KB 17.03.2015
Commons Lords Amendments - Bill 184 2014-15 | PDF version, 117KB 06.03.2015
Lords HL Bill 98 2014-15 (as amended on Report) | PDF version, 332KB 27.02.2015
Lords HL Bill 69 2014-15 (as amended in Committee) | PDF version, 315KB 11.12.2014
Lords HL Bill 51 2014-15, as brought from the Commons | PDF version, 308KB 06.11.2014
Commons Bill 96 2014-15 [as amended in Public Bill Committee] | PDF version, 453KB 15.10.2014
Commons Bill 008 2014-15 (as introduced) | PDF version, 245KB 10.06.2014
Commons Bill 008 EN 2014-15 | PDF version, 126KB 10.06.2014

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
Commons Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 440KB) 15.10.2014

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Commons Lords Amendments - Bill 184 EN 2014-15 | PDF version, 47KB 06.03.2015
Lords HL Bill 51-EN 2014-15, Explanatory Notes to the Bill | PDF version, 285KB 06.11.2014

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
Lords Marshalled List of Motions and Amendments to be moved on consideration of Commons Disagreement and Amendments in Lieu | PDF version, 162KB 25.03.2015
Lords Motions and Amendments to be moved on consideration of Commons Disagreement and Amendments in Lieu | PDF version, 125KB 20.03.2015
Commons Consideration of Lords Amendments at 17 March 2015 | PDF version, 116KB 17.03.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 13 March 2015 | PDF version, 124KB 14.03.2015
Commons Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 13 March 2015 (PDF, 121KB) 13.03.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 12 March 2015 | PDF version, 107KB 13.03.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 167KB 04.03.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 151KB 03.03.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 135KB 28.02.2015
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 219KB 24.02.2015
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 243KB 21.02.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 251KB 20.02.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 176KB 17.02.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 129KB 14.02.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report | PDF version, 157KB 12.02.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 146KB 11.02.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 159KB 10.02.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 151KB 07.02.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 152KB 06.02.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report | PDF version, 151KB 03.02.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 150KB 06.01.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version 18.12.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report | PDF version, 158KB 17.12.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Fourth Marshalled List] | PDF version 10.12.2014
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 211KB 09.12.2014
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 286KB 05.12.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List] | PDF version 03.12.2014
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 260KB 02.12.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 164KB 29.11.2014
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 291KB 28.11.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 166KB 27.11.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 182KB 26.11.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 200KB 25.11.2014
Lords Amendment to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 123KB 22.11.2014
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 156KB 21.11.2014
Commons Consideration of Bill as at 4 November 2014 | PDF version, 303KB 04.11.2014
Commons Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 31 October 2014 (PDF, 114KB) 31.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 30 October 2014 | PDF version, 171KB 31.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 31 October 2014 | PDF version, 298KB 31.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 28 October 2014 | PDF version, 103KB 29.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 16 October 2014 | PDF version, 107KB 17.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 15 October 2014 | PDF version, 97KB 16.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 14 October 2014 | PDF version, 241KB 14.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 9 October 2014 | PDF version, 15KB 09.10.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 11 September 2014 | PDF version, 108KB 12.09.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments for 11 September 2014 | PDF version, 127KB 11.09.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 9 September 2014 | PDF version, 14KB 10.09.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 September 2014 | PDF version, 277KB 09.09.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 4 September 2014 | PDF version, 163KB 05.09.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 September 2014 | PDF version, 241KB 04.09.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 2 September 2014 | PDF version, 133KB 03.09.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 2 September 2014 | PDF version, 225KB 02.09.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given on 28 August 2014 | PDF version, 204KB 29.08.2014
Commons Notices of Amendments given up to and including 17 July 2014 | PDF version, 120KB 18.07.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee amendments for 21 July 2014 | PDF version, 118KB 18.07.2014

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, 334KB) 17.03.2015
Commons Consideration on Report (PDF, 139KB) 04.11.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 5 (PDF, 65KB) 13.10.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 4 (PDF, 67KB) 10.09.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee - Selection 3 (PDF, 71KB) 08.09.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee - Selection 2 (PDF, 72KB) 04.09.2014
Commons Consideration in Committee - Selection 1 (revised) (PDF, 72KB) 01.09.2014

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 17 March 2014 | PDF version, 103KB 18.03.2015
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 4 November 2014 | PDF version, 118KB 05.11.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 14 October 2014 | PDF version, 211KB 15.10.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 11 September 2014 | PDF version, 25KB 12.09.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 9 September 2014 | PDF version, 40KB 10.09.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 4 September 2014 | PDF version, 131KB 05.09.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 2 September 2014 | PDF version, 127KB 03.09.2014
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 21 July 2014 | PDF version, 114KB 22.07.2014

Briefing papers

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.

House Briefing papers Date
Lords Library Note 2014/035 13.11.2014
Commons Briefing Paper on progress of the Bill 28.10.2014
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 02.07.2014

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Modern Slavery Bill evidence programme announced 18.07.2014
Commons Have your say on the Modern Slavery Bill 09.07.2014

Written evidence

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.

House Written evidence Date
Commons Written Evidence: consolidated pdf version (PDF, 2MB) 17.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Ethical Trading Initiative MS23 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Joseph Rowntree Foundation MS25 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: TRAC (Trafficking - Raising Awareness and Campaigning) MS26 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The Rotarian Action Group Against Child Slavery MS27 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Virginia Mantouvalou MS28 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Geoffrey Knipe MS29 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: EEF MS30 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Hibiscus Initiatives MS31 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Al-Khoei Foundation MS32 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Labour Providers MS33 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Adam Simmonds, Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire MS34 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Hope for Justice MS35 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Julinda Beqiraj MS36 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: The Information Commissioner MS37 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Doctors of the World MS24 15.10.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Christine Beddoe MS20 17.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Homeworkers Worldwide MS21 17.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: UK Network of Sex Work Projects MS22 17.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Kalayaan MS 18 09.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: PWC MS19 09.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: CARE MS04 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Andrew Rowland MS05 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: UNICEF UK MS06 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Unseen MS07 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: British Medical Assocation MS08 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Law Society MS09 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Liberty MS10 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Amnesty International UK MS11 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Immigration Law Practitioners' Association MS12 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: ShareAction MS13 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Justice MS14 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Restore MS15 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Justice MS14 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Restore MS15 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Peter L. Talibart MS16 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Anti-Trafficking Monitoring Group MS17 02.09.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Professor Jean Allain MS01 22.07.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Peter Carter QC MS02 22.07.2014
Commons Written Evidence: Nadine Finch MS03 22.07.2014

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Impact Assessment (revised) (PDF, 331KB) 30.10.2014
Impact Assessment (PDF, 314KB) 10.06.2014

Legislative Consent Resolutions

These ‘legislative consent’ resolutions (also known as “Sewel motions”) are the formal way in which the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly give their assent to the UK Parliament legislating on devolved matters.

House Legislative Consent Resolutions Date
Commons Northern Ireland Assembly - 8 December 2014 (PDF, 102KB) 16.03.2015
Commons Scottish Assembly - 15 January 2015 (PDF, 397KB) 16.03.2015

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