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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
Commons Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 c.2 01.02.2016

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 88 2015-16 (Commons Amendments) | PDF version, 87KB 20.01.2016
Commons Bill 88 2015-16 (as amended in Public Bill Committee) | PDF version, 280KB 30.10.2015
Commons Bill 63 2015-16 (as brought from the Lords) | PDF version, 272KB 22.07.2015
Lords HL Bill 57 2015-16 [as amended on Report] | PDF version, 261KB 14.07.2015
Lords HL Bill 53 2015-16 [as amended in Committee] | PDF version, 255KB 30.06.2015
Lords 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
Commons 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
Lords Version of the bill showing changes made in committee (PDF, 280KB) 02.07.2015

Explanatory Notes

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

House Explanatory Notes Date
Lords HL Bill 88-EN | PDF version, 180KB 21.01.2016
Commons Bill 63 EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 600KB 22.07.2015
Lords HL Bill 002-EN 2015-16 | PDF version, 1MB 28.05.2015

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
Commons Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 20 January 2016 | PDF version, 174KB 20.01.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 18 January 2016 | PDF version, 173KB 19.01.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 January 2016 | PDF version, 172KB 18.01.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 14 January 2016 | PDF version, 159KB 15.01.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 13 January 2016 | PDF version, 159KB 14.01.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 12 January 2016 | PDF version, 155KB 13.01.2016
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 15 December 2015 | PDF version, 129KB 16.12.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 29 October 2015 | PDF version, 178KB 29.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 27 October 2015 | PDF version, 177KB 28.10.2015
Commons Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 27 October 2015 | PDF version, 76KB 27.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 23 October 2015 | PDF version, 190KB 26.10.2015
Commons Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2015 | PDF version, 185KB 23.10.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved on Third Reading | PDF version, 148KB 16.07.2015
Lords Revised Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 184KB 13.07.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 183KB 10.07.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 147KB 09.07.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved on Report | PDF version, 156KB 08.07.2015
Lords Amendment to be moved on Report | PDF version, 147KB 07.07.2015
Lords Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 232KB 26.06.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 163KB 24.06.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List] | PDF version, 160KB 22.06.2015
Lords Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 221KB 19.06.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 165KB 18.06.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 224KB 17.06.2015
Lords Amendments to be moved in Committee | PDF version, 158KB 11.06.2015

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 (PDF, 329KB) 19.01.2016
Commons Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (PDF, 183KB) 28.10.2015
Commons 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
Commons Report Stage Proceedings as at 20 January 2016 | PDF version, 153KB 21.01.2016
Commons Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 29 October 2015 | PDF version, 162KB 30.10.2015

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 15.01.2016
Commons Briefing Paper on Second Reading 15.10.2015
Lords 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
Commons Home Affairs Committee First Report of Session 2015-16; Psychoactive substances, HC 361 23.10.2015

Press notices

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

House Press notices Date
Commons Have your say on the Psychoactive Substances Bill 21.10.2015

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) 06.11.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Release and Transform (PSB20) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Release and Transform: Appendix A (PSB20a) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Release and Transform: Appendix B (PSB20b) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) (PSB21) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Minister for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims, Home Office - further submission (PSB22a) (PDF, 60KB) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Minister for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims, Home Office - further submission (PSB22b) (PDF, 171KB) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Minister for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims, Home Office - further submission (PSB22c) (PDF, 186KB) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Minister for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims, Home Office - further submission (PSB22d) (PDF, 231KB) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Royal Society for Public Health (PSB23) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Addaction (PSB24) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: The Beckley Foundation (PSB25) 29.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: The Children's Society (PSB01) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Lyndon Sheppard (PSB02) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: DrugScience (PSB03) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: The Psychedelic Society (PSB04) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: John Martin BA MSc, Substance Misuse Project Worker, Fife (PSB05) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Simon Topham, Chief Executive, Millivres Prowler Group (PSB06) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Minister for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims, Home Office (PSB07) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Minister for Policing, Crime, Criminal Justice and Victims, Home Office - further submission (PSB08) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) (PSB09) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Daryl Sullivan (PSB10) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: KTR Environmental Solutions Ltd (PSB11) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Danny Diskin, Inter Faith Alliance UK (PSB12) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Sandra Heyward JP, Cornwall Councillor for the Gover Division (PSB13) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS Foundation) (PSB14) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Hampshire County Council Trading Standards Service (PSB15) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Drugs, Alcohol and Justice Cross-Party Parliamentary Group (PSB16) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Dr Ornella Corazza and Dr Andres Roman Urrestarazu (PSB17) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: Mr Joseph Woollen (PSB18) 27.10.2015
Commons Written Evidence: The Law Society of Scotland (PSB19) 27.10.2015

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 15/06/2015 from Lord Bates to Lord Rosser regarding points raised during the second reading, addressing the role of the ACMD, EU law, prisons, and medicinal use of cannabis (PDF, 3MB) 15.06.2016
Letter from Mike Penning MP to Lyn Brown MP and others regarding points raised during the Committee stage of the Psychoactive Substances Bill on 29 Oct 2015 (PDF, 750KB) 17.11.2015

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