Bill documents — Psychoactive Substances 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|
|Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 c.2||01.02.2016|
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 88 2015-16 (Commons Amendments) | PDF version, 87KB||20.01.2016|
|Bill 88 2015-16 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) | PDF version, 280KB||30.10.2015|
|Bill 63 2015-16 (as brought from the Lords) | PDF version, 272KB||22.07.2015|
|HL Bill 57 2015-16 [as amended on Report] | PDF version, 261KB||14.07.2015|
|HL Bill 53 2015-16 [as amended in Committee] | PDF version, 255KB||30.06.2015|
|HL Bill 002 2015-16, as introduced | PDF version, 239KB||28.05.2015|
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|
|Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 523KB)||30.10.2015|
Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords
Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee, Grand Committee or in Special Public Bill Committee in the House of Lords
|House||Tracked changes versions of Bills: Lords||Date|
|Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 280KB)||02.07.2015|
Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.
|HL Bill 88-EN | PDF version, 180KB||21.01.2016|
|Bill 63 EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 600KB||22.07.2015|
|HL Bill 002-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 1MB||28.05.2015|
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.
|House||Selection of amendments: Commons||Date|
|Consideration on Report (PDF, 329KB)||19.01.2016|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 183KB)||28.10.2015|
|Consideration in Committee: Selection 1 (PDF, 185KB)||26.10.2015|
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|
|Report Stage Proceedings as at 20 January 2016 | PDF version, 153KB||21.01.2016|
|Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 29 October 2015 | PDF version, 162KB||30.10.2015|
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.
|Committee Stage Report||15.01.2016|
|Briefing Paper on Second Reading||15.10.2015|
|Briefing paper on the background of psychoactive substances||04.06.2015|
Select Committee reports
The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.
|House||Select Committee report||Date|
|Home Affairs Committee First Report of Session 2015-16; Psychoactive substances, HC 361||23.10.2015|
Archive of press notices related to the Bill.
|Have your say on the Psychoactive Substances Bill||21.10.2015|
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.
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