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Bill documents — Enterprise Act 2016

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 Enterprise Act 2016 c.12 05.05.2016

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 2015-16, Commons Amendments | PDF version, 162KB 10.03.2016
Commons Bill 142 2015-2016 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) | PDF version, 421KB 26.02.2016
Commons Bill 112 2015-2016, as brought from the Lords | PDF version, 334KB 17.12.2015
Lords HL Bill 78 2015-2016 (as Amended on Report) | PDF version, 321KB 30.11.2015
Lords HL Bill 63 2015-2016, as introduced | PDF version, 296KB 16.09.2015

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, 784KB) 26.02.2016

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 104-EN | PDF version, 176KB 10.03.2016
Commons Bill 112-EN 2015-2016 | PDF version, 591KB 18.12.2015
Lords HL Bill 63-EN 2015-2016 | PDF version, 750KB 16.09.2015

"English votes for English laws"

Under the 'English votes for English laws' procedure, the Speaker certifies Bills, or provisions of Bills, as relating exclusively to England, and/or to England and Wales. The text of certificates issued by the Speaker, and information prepared by the Government on how government amendments affect the territorial application of provisions of the bill, are available here. (Similar information about the bill itself can be found in the Explanatory Notes – see above.).

House English votes for English laws Date
Commons Written Evidence - Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills (PDF, 266KB) 09.03.2016
Commons Speakers Certificate - 9 March 2016 (PDF, 72KB) 09.03.2016
Commons Speaker's Provisional Certificate - 7 March 2016 (PDF, 271KB) 07.03.2016
Commons Speaker's Certificate - 27 January 2016 (PDF, 57KB) 28.01.2016

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 Amendment to be moved on Consideration of Commons Amendments (PDF, 59KB) 18.04.2016
Lords Amendment to be moved on Consideration of Commons Amendments (PDF, 58KB) 14.04.2016
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 9 March 2016 | PDF version, 176KB 09.03.2016
Commons Legislative Grand Committee England Consent Motion 9 March 2016 (PDF, 102KB) 09.03.2016
Commons Legislative Grand Committee England and Wales Consent Motion 9 March 2016 (PDF, 101KB) 09.03.2016
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 8 March 2016 | PDF version, 197KB 08.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 4 March 2016 | PDF version, 194KB 07.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 March 2016 | PDF version, 190KB 04.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 March 2016 | PDF version, 157KB 03.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 1 March 2016 | PDF version, 153KB 02.03.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 25 February 2016 | PDF version, 126KB 26.02.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 25 February 2016 | PDF version, 309KB 25.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 February 2016 | PDF version, 306KB 24.02.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 February 2016 | PDF version, 331KB 23.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 February 2016 | PDF version, 327KB 19.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 11 February 2016 | PDF version, 285KB 12.02.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 11 February 2016 | PDF version, 262KB 11.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 9 February 2016 | PDF version, 258KB 10.02.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 9 February 2016 | PDF version, 292KB 09.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 5 February 2016 | PDF version, 242KB 08.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 4 February 2016 | PDF version, 243KB 05.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 3 February 2016 | PDF version, 241KB 04.02.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 2 February 2016 | PDF version, 173KB 03.02.2016
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 165KB 14.12.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 158KB 08.12.2015
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 209KB 26.11.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Revised Marshalled List] | PDF version, 154KB 25.11.2015
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 236KB 24.11.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 237KB 23.11.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 190KB 19.11.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report | PDF version, 123KB 18.11.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report | PDF version, 149KB 16.11.2015
Lords Revised Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version 03.11.2015
Lords Fourth Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 167KB 02.11.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Third Marshalled List] | PDF version, 134KB 30.10.2015
Lords Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 200KB 29.10.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee [Supplementary to the Revised Second Marshalled List] | PDF version, 151KB 28.10.2015
Lords Revised Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 219KB 27.10.2015
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 217KB 26.10.2015
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 189KB 24.10.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 217KB 22.10.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 145KB 21.10.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 145KB 20.10.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Grand Committee | PDF version, 160KB 19.10.2015

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 on Report: Day 2 (PDF, 336KB) 09.03.2016
Commons Consideration on Report: Days 1&2 (PDF, 338KB) 07.03.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection:4 (PDF, 347KB) 24.02.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (PDF, 269KB) 22.02.2016
Commons Cosideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 270KB) 10.02.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 270KB) 08.02.2016

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 Report Stage Proceedings as at 9 March 2016 | PDF version, 155KB 10.03.2016
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 8 March 2016 | PDF version, 146KB 09.03.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 25 February 2016 | PDF version, 278KB 26.02.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 23 February 2016 | PDF version, 142KB 24.02.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 11 February 2016 | PDF version, 143KB 12.02.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 9 February 2016 | PDF version, 161KB 10.02.2016

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
Commons Committee Stage Report 04.03.2016
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 27.01.2016

Library Notes

House of Lords Library Notes aim to be politically impartial and are compiled for Members of Parliament and their staff.

House Library Notes Date
Lords House of Lords Library Note (OCTET-STREAM, 349KB) 20.01.2016

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: J P Scrafton (ENT68) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Hill Dickinson LLP (ENT69) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Asda (ENT70) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: British Council of Shopping Centres (ENT71) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (EVEL memo) (ENT72) (PDF, 398KB) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Chartered Trading Standards Institute (ENT73) (PDF, 257KB) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE) (ENT74) (PDF, 151KB) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprenticeships Little Report, IfA and Trading Standards (ENT75) (PDF, 973KB) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Rt Hon Anna Soubry MP, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Sunday Trading - tabling of government amendment relating to Scottish licensing law (ENT76) (PDF, 256KB) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Graham Booker (ENT77) (PDF, 236KB) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Roger Scurrell (ENT78) (PDF, 205KB) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Food and Drink Federation (ENT79) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Sameen Farouk further submission (ENT80) 25.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Derrick Ford (ENT26) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Nick Banning (ENT27) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) (ENT28) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Leona Parker (ENT29) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Darren Stevens (ENT30) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Stefan Roman (ENT31) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Mike A Stevenson (ENT32) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Wayne Griffiths (ENT33) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Ray Jeffery (ENT34) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Stuart Lancaster-Rose (ENT35) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Alex L Weir (ENT36) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Philip Thurlow (ENT37) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Neil Bonner (ENT38) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Ian Milligan (ENT39) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Phil Outten (ENT40) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Nick Mills (ENT41) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Sean Kelsey (ENT42) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Ian Gillies (ENT43) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Fred George (ENT44) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Fiona Apfelstedt further submission (ENT45) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Dave Dodman (ENT46) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Ian Falcus (ENT47) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) (ENT48) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Federation of Small Businesses (ENT49) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Association of Convenience Stores (ENT50) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Bob Fuller (ENT51) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (ENT52) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Pastor Peter Simpson, Minister of Penn Free Methodist Church (ENT53) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Andrew Hetherton (ENT54) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) (ENT55) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Prospect (ENT56) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Sameen Farouk (ENT57) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: City of London Corporation (ENT58) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Leona Parker further submission (ENT59) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: ALACE (Association of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers) (ENT60) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: David Martin (ENT61) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Institute of Revenues, Rating and Valuation (ENT62) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Kevin Smith (ENT63) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Nick Banning further submission (ENT64) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Colin Hunter, Lambert Smith Hampton (ENT65) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: PCS Union (ENT66) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Mayor of London (ENT67) 23.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Ian Playfoot (ENT12) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: BNP Paribas Real Estate UK (ENT 13) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: William Weir (ENT14) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: UNISON (ENT15) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Andrew Coles (ENT16) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: John Ridd (ENT17) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Chris Roots (ENT18) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Steven Ellis (ENT19) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Tim Oxley (ENT20) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Lilly UK (ENT21) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Tim Oxley further submission (ENT22) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: British Retail Consortium (ENT23) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: British Council of Shopping Centres and the British Property Federation (ENT24) (PDF, 88KB) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Vincent Todd (ENT25) 12.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Business Centre Association ENT01 10.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Peter Causton, Solicitor and Mediator, ProMediate (UK) Limited ENT02 10.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Jerry Schurder, Head of Business Rates, Gerald Eve LLP ENT03 10.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Kevin Powles ENT04 10.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Steve Cook ENT05 10.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Mat Revitt ENT06 10.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Oliver Homewood ENT07 10.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Bill Weir ENT08 10.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Martin Smith ENT09 10.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Fiona Apfelstedt ENT10 10.02.2016
Commons Written Evidence: Keep Sunday Special Campaign, Relationships Foundation ENT11 10.02.2016

Impact Assessments

List of related Impact Assessments

House Impact Assessments Date
Overarching Impact Assessment for the Enterprise Act 2016 (PDF, 603KB) 10.05.2016
Impact Assessments: Summary Document (PDF, 469KB) 17.09.2015
Small Business Commissioner (PDF, 801KB) 11.09.2015
Simplification and extension of Primary Authority (PDF, 349KB) 10.09.2015
Preventing misuse of the term ‘apprenticeships’ in relation to unauthorised training (PDF, 248KB) 09.09.2015
Extension of the Business Impact Target (PDF, 368KB) 08.09.2015
Late payment of insurance claims (PDF, 556KB) 02.09.2015

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 The National Assembly for Wales: 17 March 2016 (PDF, 1MB) 22.03.2016
Commons The Scottish Parliament: 8 March 2016 (PDF, 302KB) 17.03.2016
Commons The Scottish Parliament: 8 March 2016 (PDF, 63KB) 17.03.2016
Commons The Scottish Parliament: 8 March 2016 (PDF, 86KB) 17.03.2016
Commons The Scottish Parliament: 23 February 2016 (PDF, 296KB) 25.02.2016
Commons The Scottish Parliament (PDF, 545KB) 25.02.2016
Commons The Scottish Parliament: 9 February 2016 (PDF, 64KB) 25.02.2016
Commons Northern Ireland Assembly - 9 December (PDF, 314KB) 14.12.2015
Commons National Assembly for Wales - 3 December 2015 (PDF, 449KB) 02.12.2015

Will write letters

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

House Will write letters Date
Letter dated 07/03/2016 from Anna Soubry MP to Kevin Brennan MP regarding UK Government Investments Limited (UKGI) (PDF, 39KB) 07.03.2016
Letter dated 03/03/2016 from Anna Soubry MP to Mary Creagh MP regarding banks in partial public ownership (PDF, 425KB) 03.03.2016
Letter dated 08/12/2015 from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Mendelsohn regarding apprenticeship quality (PDF, 317KB) 08.12.2015
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Aberdare regarding a retentions review and a review of the practice of cash retention under construction contracts. (PDF, 53KB) 16.11.2015
Review of the practice of cash retention under construction contracts (as referenced in letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe dated 16/11/2015) (PDF, 17KB) 16.11.2015
Letter from Baroness Neville-Rolfe to Lord Addington regarding the Enterprise Bill Committee debate, access to apprenticeships for care leavers, the Equality Act and the Little Report. (PDF, 44KB) 10.11.2015
Lords HL Bill 71 2015-2016 (as amended in Grand Committee) | PDF version, 295KB 04.11.2015

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